A brand-new treatment to combat stretch marks has been launched.
This is the first solution against stretch marks as it launches in the UK - with no pain, no down-time and a 95% success rate on all skin types.
Stretch marks are scars that can form when collagen and elastin fibres tear during puberty, pregnancy, or significant weight gain or loss that occurs in a short period of time.
They affect 50 percent to 90 percent of women but skin stretching is not simply the reason for them appearing.
During puberty, pregnancy, and weight changes, elevated levels of hormones called glucocorticoids are produced by the adrenal glands.
Those hormones are what can cause the collagen and elastin fibers to tear when the skin is stretched.
Weight gain itself doesn’t cause stretch marks—it promotes the hormonal changes that cause them.
Doctors have found that the elastic fibre network in the...