Stretch Marks

How Does The Stretch Mark Reduction Treatment Work?

Thanet Laser Lipo have developed a completely unique and innovative therapy leveraging the skin rejuvenation capabilities of radio frequency technology to achieve remarkable progress in the battle being fought by many people to get rid of stretch marks.

The Stretch Mark Reduction Treatments apply focused multi-polar radio frequency to precisely target and heat the collagen fibres within the treated area. The angry red stretch marks that many people are left with after childbirth or sudden weight gain and / or weight loss are a result of the connective tissues within the dermis being ruptured, overstretched and not re-forming correctly.

Unlike older RF-only technologies, such as Accent and Thermage, which are unable to accurately target the treatment area, Thanet Laser Lipo utilise carefully controlled multi-polar RF technology to deliver focused RF energy into the dermal tissues of the treated area. This causes the following effects :-

Existing collagen tissues shrink, providing an immediate tightening and plumping effect. Old, fibrous collagen is denatured and broken down by the body. Fibroblasts (the cells that create new collagen) are stimulated to create new, fresh, supple collagen. This new, well-organised and structured collagen provides a more supple connective layer, which allows inflammation of the surface tissues to subside, thereby reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

Why does this get rid of stretch marks?

Technically speaking, no treatment can truly get rid of stretch marks. However, our groundbreaking unique treatment protocols are able to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks, changing them from angry red lines, to a barely noticeable silvery appearance.

A cooling gel is applied to the treatment area, then the Stretch Mark Reduction treatment commences. The multi-polar RF technology generates heat in the subcutaneous layer, causing the existing active collagen to contract, delivering immediately tighter feeling skin.

The RF energy also selectively denatures (breaks down) the old, inflexible collagen and stimulates the re-growth of fresh, healthy and flexible collagen fibres. With successive treatments, this cumulative effect will deliver long lasting results!

The laying down of fresh, new collagen fibres results in skin remodeling, taking place over 3-6 months and lasting up to two years, although “top up” treatments every 6-9 months can prolong this effect.


If you are a healthy adult, over the age of 18, the answer is usually a resounding “YES”!!!

However, there are some medical conditions (referred to as “Contra-indications”) that mean we CANNOT treat you. This is in the best interest of your health and to ensure there are no complications with your condition, so please don’t be offended if we are unable to treat you as a result of one of these conditions being present :-

  • Pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
  • Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area, such as crowns and bridges.
  • Current or history of skin cancer, as well as any other type of cancer, or pre malignant moles.
  • Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders.
  • Pregnancy and nursing.
  • Impaired immune system, such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immuno-suppressive medications.
  • Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus, Erythematosus, Porphyria and Epilepsy.
  • Patients with a history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only following a prophylactic regime.
  • Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as diabetes or Poly Cystic Ovary.
  • Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, psoriasis, eczema or undiagnosed rashes.
  • Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last 3 months, if face is treated.
  • Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last 3 months or before complete healing.

A number of medical conditions and diseases can be contraindicated for the treatment. They must be checked with your doctor. For some contraindicated conditions and medications and/or supplements we may need a certificate from your doctor regarding suitability of the treatment in order to perform the treatments.

If you are in any doubt and the answers to your questions are not contained within this site, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss the treatments with you in more detail. Non-invasive stretch mark treatment covering Thanet, Canterbury, Dover & Kent. Book a FREE consultation.




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Stretch Mark FAQ

Your Stretch Mark Reduction Treatment will begin with a FREE consultation. During this we will discuss how you would like to improve your appearance and the likely length of treatment required and how those areas will be targeted by the treatments. Following the consultation and the completion of a medical questionnaire, photographs will be taken to enable us to monitor your progress. The treatments will then commence as follows :- Soothing cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area. This is to ensure optimal transmission of the therapeutic energies into the dermal tissues and to absorb any heat emitted from the surface of the skin, ensuring absolute safety and comfort for the client. The Stretch Mark Reduction treatment is then configured and the treatment head applied to the treatment area. The machine is then switched on and the treatment head is moved across the targeted area(s) several times to ensure complete coverage. After treatment the skin will be cleaned of all cooling gel, leaving the skin feeling smoother, more supple and rejuvenated.
The Stretch Mark Reduction Treatments can be used to target many areas of the body where angry red stretch marks are apparent. The most common areas targeted are :- > Stomach (Abdomen) > Thighs > Upper & Lower back > Arms (under biceps)
Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment – with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother and the redness within the stretch marks noticeably reducing after the first 2-3 treatments. With a course of treatments, these results will be cumulative. Once the course is completed, final results will be most apparent after 6-8 weeks.
Most clients have told us that the treatment is extremely comfortable and pleasant, feeling like a gentle deep heating sensation beneath their skin.
Most patients find the Stretch Mark Reduction treatments extremely comfortable and liken them to a warm deep tissue massage. The treatments are customised to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level, which will be closely monitored by the technician throughout the treatment. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear redder than usual for several hours, but this subside very quickly.
Yes. The laser light used is extremely safe and the entire process is completely non-invasive. The process has undergone examination and assessment by several medical bodies. We use the most advanced technology available.
Yes. The treatment is completely non-invasive and has no “down-time”. You are free to carry on with your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
Due to the non-invasive nature of our unique Stretch Mark Reduction treatments, they are suitable for both men and women that wish to look their best and do not wish to endure the costs and risks of cosmetic surgery, or “pump” their bodies full of chemicals using off-the-shelf creams and salon treatments. There are a small number of clinical conditions that would prevent treatment, please check the “Can I be Treated” tab on this page for more details. If you have any specific questions or requirements, please contact us for more information.


The volume of collagen increases in a more organised structure. This reduces the appearance of stretch marks, whilst also delivering a more supple, smoother and even tone to the skin.