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What Is Stretch Mark Treatment v2?

Stretch marks are an extremely common and well-recognised skin condition.

Stretch marks are caused by the tearing of the middle layer of the skin, the 'dermis', following rapid weight loss or gain (most commonly during pregnancy) or a natural growth spurt.

Stretch marks initially appear as red or purple as the blood vessels beneath the dermis start to show through. The marks eventually fade to a white colouration once the blood vessels have contracted. Mature stretch marks are 'atrophic' scars flattened to the skin or sunken in, and appear as white lines on the surface of the skin.

Stretch marks typically appear in areas of the body which store the most fat, such as the stomach, legs, upper arms, hips, buttocks, thighs and breasts.

Whilst stretch marks do not have any direct health repercussions, their appearance can result in distress to those that that carry them.

The Cadogan Clinic use the Enerjet high-energy device to deliver the very best results.

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We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top surgeons in the country.

Dr. Ernesto Azzopardi

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Dr Azzopardi is a plastic reconstructive aesthetic surgeon with a subspecialist interest in cutaneous laser surgery. Following the completion of UK-based training, and entry to the specialist register for plastic surgery...

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What Does It Involve?

Enerjet compresses hyaluronic acid (a dermal filler known for its skin-plumping and hydrating properties) into an air pressure pump, and then delivers it deep into the target area of the skin.

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Why Do People Have It?

  • Reduce or remove appearance of stretch marks
  • Permanent results
  • Quick, effective non-invasive treatment
  • Only takes 20 minutes
  • Improved emotional well being 

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Why is the Enerjet Stretch Mark treatment preferred by the Cadogan Clinic?

There are a number of common treatments to treat stretch marks, ranging from:

Whilst some improvement is produced by all of these treatments, stretch marks are a difficult problem to solve.

At the Cadogan Clinic we use cutting-edge high energy devices such as the Enerjet in the hands of highly qualified practitioners to deliver the highest impact and most demonstrable results.

Treatment Options

Enerjet™ is the most recent technology to join the Cadogan Clinic's offering.

A stretchmark happens when skin is constantly stretched, and the dermis, is stretched, and tethered to underlying structures. Enerjet injects medications prescribed by the doctor at very high pressure under the skin. The high-pressure "blasts" off the scar from its moorings (the tethering's).

The resulting microcavity is instantly filled with a spacing medication. This can be un-crosslinked dilute hyaluronic acid at a specific concentration; hypertonic saline, or sometimes even both. Whilst one treatment cannot produce complete correction of the stretchmark, a demonstrable improvement gained is typically gained.

Treatment works by stimulating the body to produce its own collagen, and the improvement so produced is usually long term, in stretchmarks that would otherwise be difficult to correct. Enerjet treatment results in small, temporary bumps under the skin, but there is otherwise minimal downtime, is suitable for all skin types, and there are no needles involved.

Several different lasers are available at the Cadogan Clinic, enabling a personalised treatment to be constructed. Lasers can be used to treat contour as well as colour. By changing settings on these high powered devices, the energies and densities can be changed to kickstart the body into producing more collagen, hence improving the quality of dermis that underlies the stretchmark. "Colour-based" lasers can also be used to improve colour issues within the stretchmark, although it is difficult to make lighter marks darker.

Other available technologies that may be suitable to the treatment of individual stretchmarks include dermapen and microneedling. Both of these treatments work by delivering a controlled injury to the skin (dermis), attempting to stimulate collagen production and therefore an improvement in the contour of the stretch mark over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stretch marks typically appear in areas of the body which store the most fat, such as the stomach, legs, upper arms, hips, buttocks, thighs and breasts.

Very common. It is estimated that 90% of pregnant women get stretch marks at some point during their pregnancy. Incidence is also very high among overweight individuals and those who have experienced very rapid weight loss.

In most cases stretch marks are not preventable since they are caused by unavoidable growth that occurs during pregnancy and puberty.

That said, avoiding rapid weight gain or weight loss is one way of minimising your chances of getting stretch marks. Try to lose or gain weight slowly and steadily to allow your skin time to adjust to the weight change.

Like any scar, stretch marks are permanent.

However, most stretch marks will become less prominent over time and fade to a faint white mark. The more severe the stretchmarks, the more likely that they will remain visible and noticeable without treatment.

You will be treated by one of our highly trained plastic surgeons who specialises in high energy devices.

The Cadogan Clinic believe the Enerjet system to be the most effective treatment for delivering lasting, high impact results for stretch marks.

The Enerjet remodels the dermal layer to thicken the thinned layers of the dermis, and correct the tone and texture of the affected area of skin.

The Enerjet also benefits from being needle-free, and is suitable for all skin types and areas of the body, however delicate or sensitive.

No longer than 20 minutes per area targeted.

You can see results from just a single treatment, although up to 3 treatments set four weeks apart may be recommended given the severity of the condition.

You can see results from just a single treatment, although up to 3 treatments set four weeks apart may be recommended given the severity of the condition.

The procedure is safe with minimal downtime. There could be minor and tolerable pain, which a topical anaesthetic cream should be able to alleviate.

There is minimal downtime and you should be able to resume your daily activities immediately. Each treatment lasts just under 20 minutes, making it perfect for a lunchtime treatment.

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