Stretch marks are an extremely common problem. They are a form of scarring on the skin that occurs with disruption of the underlying dermis. Initially stretch marks assume a reddish-purple hue that fades to a pale scar as it matures. Many stretch marks fade significantly, but very rarely disappear spontaneously.
Stretch marks are often the result of rapid stretching of the skin associated with sudden growth during pregnancy and weight gain. Their appearance is also dependent on hormonal changes and certain drugs, such as the chronic use of steroids, may make an individual more prone to developing these blemishes.
Stretch marks can occur on almost any part of the body but are most commonly found on the abdomen, breasts, flanks and upper thighs.
Aesthetic Virtue is a Harley Street london Clinic-based skincare clinic offering Genuine Dermaroller Therapy for the treatment of stretch marks. This facial aesthetics and skin care clinic has state-of-the-art facilities and enables patients to enjoy a comfortable and welcoming environment throughout their treatment.
Our doctors are all fully accredited, advanced practitioners with years of experience in micro-needling techniques to provide stunning results.
At Aesthetic Virtue in London, our treatments are very much tailored to the individual. We will always strive to give you a naturally fabulous end result that exceeds your expectations and makes you feel confident about your appearance.
Many individuals find stretch marks unsightly and would like to have something done to improve their appearance.
The Genuine Dermaroller offers an effective solution to this problem. This 30-minute treatment employs the use of micro-medical skin needling to create columns that are approximately 0.1mm in width to penetrate the skin dermis and thus allow the body to regenerate naturally and repair the skin, working in the dermis, thereby tackling the problem at its roots.
Skin needling is a safe and precise procedure that does not require the removal of healthy epidermis which means that it offers a rapid healing time and does not cause any comparable pain. The procedure produces collagen layers on a scale similar to laser therapies.
Skin needling using the Genuine Dermaroller is one of the most effective available treatments for stretch marks.
After an initial consultation with your practitioner, if it is agreed that you will benefit from the Genuine Dermaroller Therapy, local anaesthetic is applied to the affected area in order to numb it; the anaesthetic is then allowed to work over the course of 30 minutes. The actual dermaroller procedure takes 20-30 minutes and is virtually painless.
Following the treatment, a soothing cream is applied and should continue to be applied at home for the next couple of days. For the first 24 hours post-procedure, the affected area will look red and may be slightly swollen (very similar to the appearance of mild sunburn). This is the normal expected result and is not painful.
Although significant results are often seen following the first treatment, your practitioner will generally recommend between three and five treatments for optimum and long-lasting effects.
This treatment is contra-indicated in the presence of active acne and if there is a tendency to form hypertrophic or keloid scars.
1 area: £350
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How many stretch mark areas can be treated at one time?
Bearing in mind that one area is roughly the size of an average face, it would depend on tolerance of the procedure. We generally recommend up to three areas per treatment session.
Can stretch marks be treated anywhere on the body?
Yes the dermaroller treatment can be applied anywhere on the body.
Can we treat fresh stretch marks?
The Dermaroller treatment is only indicated for mature pale stretch marks. It is wise to wait (typically 12-18 months) for stretch marks or any other scars to mature prior to undertaking any treatment.
Please click on the names below to read some of our patients testimonials...
Mr Patel, South London
Miss Calu, London
Mrs Keystowe, Kensington
Mr McEverly, Essex
Mrs Lumley, London
Miss Iliff, London
All my questions were addressed, treatment options, outcomes, potential side effects and after-care instructions were very clear. And the procedure was far less painful than I had imagined!
A gentle hand… you might have very possibly cured my needle-phobia finally! And thank goodness, as everybody thinks I’m looking younger and fresher now!
A clinic that insists on natural results! Fabulous! Now I’m loving the compliments.
Dr Raina has been my doctor for the last 18 months, and she will be for many months longer.
Recently my 20 year old daughter (who has beautiful full lips) told me she wanted to get her lips enlarged and that she had already spoken to another doctor about it, who was willing to do it for her. I took her along with me to discuss it with Dr Raina who explained to her that her natural lips are very nice and in proportion with the rest of her face. She mentioned that more volume will ruin the proportions and she would look ‘done’. We are both very grateful for the honesty there.
A very professional, honest and straightforward doctor with surgical skills to match! My right earlobe split 6 years ago, and I was too anxious to have it repaired.
Now, I have no idea why I didn’t get it done sooner!
After discussing the pros and cons of removing the mole on my face, I finally underwent the procedure. Three months on, I am very pleased with the result. I appreciate the no frills honesty and straightforwardness.
Highly professional… I will certainly be recommending you!