You’re not alone, a new report says over 90 per cent of women end up with stretch marks, often called striae by doctors, caused by excess stretching of the skin’s connective tissue. Although there’s nothing you can do to get rid of them completely you can fade their appearance with Retin-A which helps stimulate collagen production but you will need a prescription for this from a clinic or your doctor and bear in mind it will take at least six months before you see any improvement. There is also a new silicone treatment called Remescar which contains active ingredients to help fade the marks, £19.95 Boots. com. At the Harley Street Skin Clinic we are seeing great results with a new procedure called DermaEraze which can fade marks in one treatment. We use tiny needles and lasers to produce a controlled lesion to the area which stimulates the skin’s natural healing powers. It is a safe for all skin types, including African and Asian skin and there’s no downtime although there might be a little discomfort in the treated area for a day or so. Fully healed results can be seen in 4 to 8 weeks although the area continues to improve for up to 6 months after the treatment.
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My celeb clients love Viroa Reaction ,is it the latest skin tightening treatment which will firm the Jowls and neck, as it increases collagen to improve skin tone. You’ll need six treatments, but will see a difference after one, no downtime