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Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Discover what causes stretch marks and how to tackle them effectively.

Our expert team offers tailored treatments, from advanced procedures to personalised skincare routines, ensuring your skin becomes smooth and radiant effortlessly.

Say goodbye to stretch marks and hello to confidence with Freyja Medical.

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks, also known as striae, are long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin. They can vary in colour, appearing as reddish, purple, pink, or even silver or white, depending on the age of the marks and your skin tone.

These marks commonly occur when the skin is stretched rapidly due to various factors such as:

  • Pregnancy

  • Rapid weight gain or loss

  • Puberty

  • Corticosteroid use

  • Genetics

Skin striations typically occur in areas where the skin is subjected to continuous stretching, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, breasts, and upper arms. While they aren’t harmful to your health, they can cause self-consciousness or emotional distress for some people.

Fortunately, at Freyja Medical we offer various treatments and products to help reduce the appearance of these marks. While complete elimination may not always be achievable, our expert practitioners tailor solutions to significantly diminish their visibility, restoring smoothness and confidence to your skin. 

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks Treatments

Aesthetic consultation for stretch marks at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire

Aesthetic Consultation

Ready to tackle stretch marks? Our aesthetic consultation at Freyja Medical provides personalised solutions tailored to your needs.

Our expert pracitioners offer effective treatments, from advanced lasers and Plexr to microneedling, to reduce their appearance and restore skin confidence.

Take the first step towards smoother, more confident skin by scheduling your consultation today with Freyja Medical.

With our current promotion, take advantage of a FREE aesthetic consultation to begin your journey towards achieving your desired look! Click here to book.

IPL/Laser therapy for stretch marks at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire

IPL / Laser Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser treatments offer promising solutions for diminishing the appearance of stretch marks.

By targeting the affected areas with focused light energy, these treatments stimulate collagen production, aiding in skin regeneration and smoothing out the texture of these marks.

At Freyja Medical, our dermatologist-led team harnesses the latest IPL and laser technologies to tailor treatments to each individual’s unique skin needs, ensuring safe and effective results.

Plexr Plus for stretch marks at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire

Plexr Plus

Transform your skin with Plexr Plus at Freyja Medical. This advanced treatment harnesses the power of plasma to target and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Plexr Plus stimulates collagen production, promoting skin regeneration for smoother, firmer skin.

Under the skilled hands of our pracitioners, remarkable results await, restoring your confidence and bidding farewell to stretch marks.

Microneedling for stretch marks at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire


Experience smoother, more radiant skin with microneedling at our clinic.

Our advanced microneedling treatments effectively target stretch marks, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal for visible improvement.

Under the expert guidance of our practitioners, you can achieve smoother, more even-toned skin, restoring confidence and leaving skin striations behind.

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What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks, or striae, are long streaks on the skin caused by rapid stretching and varying in color.

These marks often develop due to various factors such as:

  1. Pregnancy: During pregnancy, the skin undergoes significant stretching, especially in the later stages as the abdomen expands to accommodate the growing baby. This stretching can lead to the formation of stretch marks, particularly around the belly area.
  2. Rapid weight gain or loss: Quick fluctuations in body weight can put stress on the skin, causing it to stretch or shrink rapidly. This can occur during periods of rapid weight gain, such as in cases of obesity or during intensive muscle-building exercises, as well as during rapid weight loss, such as after bariatric surgery or extreme dieting.
  3. Puberty: Adolescents may experience stretch marks during puberty due to sudden growth spurts. As the body undergoes rapid changes in height and muscle mass, the skin may struggle to keep up, resulting in the formation of skin striations, commonly around the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
  4. Corticosteroid use: Prolonged or excessive use of corticosteroid medications, whether topical creams or oral medications, can weaken the skin’s structure by reducing collagen levels. This makes the skin more susceptible to tearing and stretch marks, particularly in areas where the medication is applied or absorbed, such as the abdomen, thighs, or arms.
  5. Genetics: Genetics also play a role in the development of stretch marks. Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to having less elastic skin or a reduced capacity for collagen production, making them more prone to developing stretch marks even with minor changes in weight or growth.

While these marks themselves are not harmful to health, they can impact one’s self-esteem and confidence. Therefore, seeking treatment options to reduce their appearance can be beneficial for those affected.

Can you get rid of stretch marks permanently?

Completely eliminating stretch marks can be challenging, but various treatments can significantly reduce their appearance. While some methods may provide temporary improvement, others can lead to more long-lasting results. Here are some options:

  • Microneedling: This minimally invasive procedure involves using a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin regeneration. Microneedling can improve the appearance of these marks, but multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results.
  • IPL/Laser therapy: Various laser treatments, such as fractional laser therapy and intense pulsed light (IPL), can effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks by targeting the affected area with controlled pulses of light. Laser therapy can stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, and fade pigmentation associated with stretch marks. Results can be long-lasting with the appropriate number of sessions.
  • Plexr: An innovative plasma technology, Plexr stimulates collagen production and promotes skin regeneration, leading to visible improvement in stretch marks’ texture and appearance. It offers a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgical procedures, with minimal downtime and discomfort. Many individuals experience significant improvement after a series of Plexr sessions, making it an integral part of a comprehensive approach to smoother, more radiant skin.

While these treatments can significantly improve the appearance of stretch marks, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Complete elimination of these marks may not always be possible, but with the right approach and professional guidance, you can achieve smoother, more even-toned skin.

How long does it take to see results from stretch marks treatments?

The time it takes to see results from stretch mark treatments can vary depending on several factors, including the type of treatment used, the severity of the stretch marks, and individual skin characteristics. Generally, some treatments may show noticeable improvement after just a few sessions, while others may require more time for optimal results.

Are the treatments painful?

The treatments we offer for stretch marks are generally well-tolerated and minimally invasive, with little to no pain or discomfort.

Are the treatments safe?

Yes, the treatments we offer are safe and have been extensively tested and researched for their effectiveness and safety.

Are there any side effects from the treatments?

There may be some mild side effects associated with certain treatments, such as redness or swelling, but these are usually temporary and subside within a few days.

How much do the treatments cost?

The cost of skin striations treatments can vary depending on the type of treatment used and the severity of the condition. We offer a range of treatment options at different price points and can provide you with a detailed quote during your consultation.

How often do I need to come in for treatments?

The frequency of treatments can vary depending on the type of treatment used and the severity of the condition. Our team will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that outlines the recommended frequency of treatments to achieve the best results.

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