Stretch Marks

Stretch Mark Treatment in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

We currently have 4 treatment methods for stretch marks at SkinInspire. More options at your disposal give you a better chance of success in fading your stretch marks.

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are a form of scarring caused by the stretching itself. Our skin is elastic, but rapid stretching or shrinking can disrupt the collagen and elastin, forming stretch marks. You will notice them as streaks of scar tissue can appear on the abdomen, breasts, hips, and other areas.

Common reasons for stretch marks:

  • Puberty growth spurts
  • Pregnancy
  • Intense muscle development from weight training
  • Rapid weight movement, up or down.


Changes in stretch marks over time

Initially, stretch mark colours may start off as red, purple, rosy, or even dark brown, depending on individual skin tones. These early marks can feel slightly raised and might even be itchy. They fade to a silver hue and may feel indented to the touch as time progresses.

Treatment Options at Skininspire

We have four treatment options for stretch marks; depending on your case, we may recommend one or a combination of treatment methods.

Microneedling: Using the tried and tested method of causing microdamage and then stimulating the skin to heal itself applies perfectly to the issue of stretch marks.

RF Microneedling: Another collagen-inducing therapy that lends itself to the effective treatment of stretch marks.

PRP Treatments: PRP can be extremely effective for treating scars (Which stretch marks essentially are). It uses the power of your own proteins and other vitally important compounds to help with healing from within.

Dermalux: LED light therapy, or phototherapy, has its uses for fading scars but is not generally suggested as a standalone treatment for stretch marks.

When to Treat Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are usually most effectively treated as soon as possible to the time when they appear. After the time in which they turn silver, they tend to become more resilient to treatments. The best way to deal with stretch marks is to target them immediately.

Why Choose SkinInspire for your stretch mark treatment?

Experience: We have many years of experience in treating all kinds of skin blemishes of all types at SkinInspire

Bespoke-to-you Treatments: We offer a range of treatments, ensuring you get what’s best for your unique needs. The more treatment options a clinic offers, the more chance you have of success.

Free Consultation: Come and have a chat about what we can do to help you with your stretch marks.

Multiple treatment options for a better chance of success.

Stretch Marks FAQs

Do stretch marks reappear post-treatment?

Our treatments aim to reduce and eliminate existing stretch marks. New stretch marks can still appear if the skin undergoes rapid stretching again.

What is the cost of stretch mark treatments?

It will always depend on the treatment method we decide on and the extent of your stretch marks, but microneeding treatments start at £120 per session, and prices will be lower per session if you need to book a course. 

How many stretch mark sessions will I need?

Results will be noticed after one session, but multiple sessions may be required, depending on the age and severity of the stretch marks. Also, how your body responds to the given treatment will have a bearing on the outcome. In general, 2-6 treatments are advised.

Is there a recovery time for a stretch mark treatment?

There is no recovery time needed, but you may experience some redness and a mild case of skin irritation, depending on the mode of treatment for your stretch marks.

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About skinInspire

Annie is a skincare expert, who can help you become the very best version of yourself once again. Her cutting edge cosmetic treatments will make you look younger and more radiant. Annie can remove skin imperfections and provide effective relief for a number of unsightly skin conditions.

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