Treating Stretch Marks

shutterstock_234789037These products offer the opportunity to treat the appearance of stretch marks after you have had your baby.


First, don’t rush to have anything drastic done until at least six months after you have your baby, because the marks will fade. Some will become almost unnoticeable. From oils to laser surgery, there are methods you can use to help marks fade. For invasive procedures, make sure you look for a good, qualified professional to treat you.

1Mio Mama Goodbye Stretch Marks £45

This blend of peptides, fruit and algae extracts with oils is credited with improving the texture and colour of existing marks and is safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The company recommends you start as soon as marks appear and is honest: “This will not change your skin forever in one application.”


2Mustela Vitamin Boost Stretch Marks Intensive Action £10

This cream contains vitamins and naturally-derived ingredients that promise to reduce the appearance of existing stretchmarks by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Also contains vitamin B5 and copper gluconate, which stimulate the regeneration of skin tissue and help improve skin tone.


3Remescar Silicone Scar Cream £24.99

Created by a team of surgeons to treat stretch marks, it is a silicone-based cream which helps to prevent and treat stretch marks by releasing a long lasting protective lm that covers the affected skin. This protects the skin and stimulates healing, plus it moisturises the skin.


1Orico U Turn Stretch Mark Elixir £23.40

This stretch mark ‘elixir’ is packed with a green microalgae bioactive. The company says
this is rich in peptides and amino acids, which can help increase collagen production and restore skin’s elasticity and tone. Refreshing lime and tangerine oil improves circulation and targets cellulite and uid retention. Orange oil removes toxins whilst antioxidants help minimise the visible signs of ageing.


2Decléor Perfect Sculpt Gel Cream £31.90

Is it a gel? Is it a cream? It’s both, in a targeted, dual-action treatment. It is rich and non-oily that combines eight essential oils and a substance called the Phyto-Firm Complex.

Laser Treatment

One of the most popular treatments for stretch marks is laser surgery. An exfoliant will be applied rst to remove layers of dead skin, then a laser is used across the affected areas, enhancing circulation, which can cause skin cells to re-create themselves more quickly. New young skin cells are revealed, plus collagen growth is enhanced. Afterwards you my have some blood spotting and in ammation, which takes around a week to heal.

No Lasers

Dermaeraze By Lorena Öberg

A new treatment that’s administered by a qualified technician. Lorena uses a tattoo-style gun (without ink!) that grazes the skin, combined with blasts of a laser. It has a success rate of 20 – 60% with just one treatment and an overall success rate of up to 80%. It is a little uncomfortable though a numbing cream is used. It can be used on old stretch marks. Treatments take around 10 to 20 minutes and Lorena says that it’s effective due to the skilled technique required to use it. Puncturing the skin causes cells called broblasts to produce more collagen, which helps repair the skin. It is suitable for all skin types and results can be seen in six to eight weeks after treatment, with minima.

DermaEraze is exclusive to Lorena Oberg Clinics, available at Harley Street and Surrey Clinics

Sublative ISA By Dr Ariel Haus

A non-laser and non-light-based treatment using fractionated bipolar radio frequency technology to transmit heat energy into the skin’s dermis. It works by creating deep dermal heating, which creates a skin injury, stimulating the body’s wound healing response. They claim the body’s natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and replaces it with fresh, new collagen and elastin, the building blocks of skin. It makes skin look smoother and improves the appearance and colour of skin. One to ve visits are recommended and you can start as soon as one week after giving birth.

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