What To Look For With Stretch Mark Treatments
Do stretch mark creams really work? Is laser treatment painful? If you’re looking for the best way to reduce stretch marks, here we reveal what to look out for.
Some people discover their first stretch marks in their teens as their bodies are changing shape. For many women, they pop up during or after pregnancy. But they can also appear as you bulk up muscles with weight training. However, you gained them, stretch marks can be a huge source of insecurity. In fact, for some people extreme measures, such as treatments using hot lasers to obliterate the scarred tissue, feel like the only option. They’re not.
There are lots of treatments out there that promise to reduce stretch marks. From creams and skin treatments, to lasers and surgery. At CelluClear, we talk openly about the workings of skin so you understand what’s actually causing your stripes and the science behind our approach. With this knowledge you can then make informed treatment decisions.
Can you really reduce stretch marks?
Yes. There are lots of myths circulating about stretch marks. Similarly, the scientific support for some treatments is dubious. There are a lot of products and services on the market that claim to improve the appearance of stretch marks. They work in different ways and achieve different results. But when you consider stretch marks are the result of tears in the tissues supporting your skin, you begin to understand why it takes such advanced science to repair the damage. In short, if you’re looking for a solution you can buy in your local pharmacy, you’re probably going to be disappointed with the results.
But what route is best? We appreciate the options are baffling, so to help, here are our top things to consider when deciding what is the best stretch mark treatment for you
What do you want to achieve with stretch mark treatment?
This will depend on how deep and pronounced your stretch marks are and the results you’re aiming for. For example, if you have a large area of prominent stretch marks and you want a noticeable improvement, a cream is probably not going to give you the results you’re looking for. Alternatively, if you have a few faded lines, the risks associated with laser treatment may on balance outweigh the benefits. Fortunately there are plenty of other great options out there. CelluClear being one of them.
Find a treatment involving collagen
Tears in the tissues beneath your skin are causing your stretch marks. To achieve lasting improvements, you need to rebuild and rejuvenate these fibres. As a result, producing lots of lovely, new collagen is absolutely essential to reducing stretch marks (you can read more about why in this post). So be sure to look for treatments that encourage natural collagen production.
Can you handle pain?
CelluClear may be an ouch-free procedure, but a lot of the alternatives will push your pain threshold to its limits. Lasers, microneedling, treatments that snip fibres and surgery that removes fat – there’s little doubt that they all come with some level of discomfort either during or after the treatment. So it depends where you sit on the ‘no pain, no gain’ debate. We’ll stick to the painless option thank you.
Are you clued up on the side-effects?
There are no side effects or aftercare with CelluClear. However, this is not the case for other more aggressive stretch mark treatments from other providers. Swelling, minor burns, discomfort and bruising are all known risks that should be considered. Make sure you are comfortable with every possibility and prepared to factor in recovery time and aftercare if required.
How long will the results last?
It’s fairly obvious if you stop using a stretch mark cream, any results will quickly fade. However, with the expensive treatments you should expect something more long-lasting. For example, we first launched CelluClear five years ago. The early visitors to our clinics are still showing great improvements in their stretch marks today.
What’s your budget?
Let’s be honest, getting rid of your stretch marks doesn’t come without financial investment. You can spend anything from a few pounds on stretch mark oils to thousands of pounds on cosmetic surgery. There really is an option for every budget. However, to make the right decision, you need accurate information.
For example, at CelluClear we keep our stretch mark treatments . simple, charging £250 per session. At the beginning of the treatment we’ll advise how many sessions you’ll need (six is average) so you have complete clarity on cost.
Looking for advice on your stretch marks?
Our CelluClear-trained therapists are on hand to explain the procedure, run through the diagnosis process and confirm your eligibility. So why not book a free 10-minute consultation at your local CelluClear clinic?
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