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.End Result
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.
Can i be treated?
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.