Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks have the appearance of narrow lines on the surface of the skin. They often start as purple or red lines before fading to a shiny, silvery colour. They are caused by the skin stretching, where the dermis (middle layer of skin) tears, hence allowing the deeper skin layers to show through. Stretch marks are often a result of rapid weight gain, during puberty throughout pregnancy and as a result of family history. There are also medical conditions such as Cushing's syndrome and Marfan syndrome which cause stretch marks

Commonly affecting areas such as the stomach, breasts, buttocks, thighs, upper arms and shoulders, stretch marks are harmless but can affect self-confidence and body image.

Related Treatments:

Image of MR BRYAN MAYOU, FOUNDER

Of course, we use the very latest technology. But our real skill is in knowing how and when to use it to suit each individual patient.

MR BRYAN MAYOU, FOUNDER
The Last Word - Staying natural in aesthetics

The Last Word - Staying natural in aesthetics

It is not uncommon to see patients unhappy with their body…

Promoting Realistic Standards of Beauty

Promoting Realistic Standards of Beauty

Doctors must play a key role in countering the impact of…

The New Tailor Made Mummy Makeover - Done in a Day

The New Tailor Made Mummy Makeover - Done in a Day

The Cadogan Clinic, one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery…

2017 Finalists in Prestigious Aesthetics Awards

2017 Finalists in Prestigious Aesthetics Awards

The Cadogan Clinic and our Nurse Practitioner Libbie Wallace…