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Stretch Marks Causes

Stretch marks are a very common concern, affecting most adult women as well as men and teenagers, and can affect all skin types. Also known as ‘striae’, they technically a form of scarring, characterised as indented streaking across the surface of the skin; common shapes and patterns of stretch marks lead to them being commonly referred to as ‘tiger stripes’. Usually, they are red or purple-hued when they first appear and fade to a silvery white over time.

This condition is commonly associated with pregnancy and while around 80% of women will develop them while pregnant, the actual stretch marks causes are more varied and can be as a result of growth spurts during puberty, rapid muscle growth and extreme weight fluctuation. Anything that forces your skin to rapidly grow at a faster rate than it is able to manage will cause the collagen bundles in the deep layers of your skin to tear away from each other, allowing your blood vessels to be seen through the upper layers of your skin. Over time, these blood vessels contract and become less red, but no matter the original stretch marks causes, the tear itself can leave a scar-like white line underneath your skin.

Stretch marks are most common across the abdomen, hips, breasts, thighs and buttocks, but they may also appear on the back, shoulders, upper arms and sometimes even on the face.

Stretch Marks - EF MEDISPA

All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.

How to treat Stretch Marks

Because stretch marks causes are due to damage to the collagen structure, EF MEDISPA offers a variety of treatments that help rebuild the collagen in your skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. These include laser skin resurfacing for stretch marks and microneedling stretch marks treatments. 


Advanced microneedling treatment that helps stimulate collagen to encourage fresh, rejuvenated skin cell growth, smoothing and tightening the skin.


Laser skin resurfacing for stretch marks, an advanced skin rejuvenating treatment that targets damaged cells in the deeper levels of the epidermis.


Microneedling treatment helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating the production of collagen.


A popular microneedling technique that uses a network of microscopic needles which are gently rolled over the skin to trigger new collagen production.


Laser skin resurfacing for stretch marks that targets the surface of the skin, encouraging skin cell regeneration and collagen production.


Rejuvenates the skin by utilising targeted carbon dioxide injections that improve circulation and can help to repair damaged skin and stretch marks.


A targeted microneedling technique that uses a stamping device with microscopic, often in conjunction with AQ Recovery Serum.

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After suffering with severe digestive problems for many years, I decided to book a course of hydrotherapy treats at EE Medispa in Chelsea. Having never had this treatment I was quite nervous but the staff and my practitioner Victoria made the whole process very comfortable. I have now been seeing Victoria for regular sessions for about two months and I can honestly say it has changed my life. I have completely changed my diet and the process of detoxification has helped me eliminate everything that was causing me to feel so unwell for many years. I would highly recommend this service to anyone with digestive issues. I am now on my second course of treatments and continue to see great results. This is one of the best investments in my health I have ever made. Thank you so much Victoria! : )

Ambi Jane

Colonic Irrigation

The Zone Out treatment was fantastic, it relaxed my mind and body, clearing my head of all that “London” stress … Victoria, the Hydrotherapist was incredibly knowledgeable and informative; above all making me feel at ease …I can’t wait to come back again!

Jennifer Burton

Zone Out Colonic Hydrotherapy

I had Zone Out Colonic Hydrotherapy. I was immediately at ease with Victoria, she was both friendly and professional. I wasn't sure what to expect with this treatment but within a few minutes of it starting I was already in an extremely relaxed, almost meditative state. It was like being transported into a zone between asleep and awake where you are totally at calm - thoughts can enter your mind but you just let them float away. Afterwards I felt as though I had been asleep for a hours, I was relaxed but also rejuvenated. I would highly recommend trying this!

Matilda Napier

Zone Out Colonic Hydrotherapy

I had the Colonic; Victoria thoroughly explained every part of the procedure, which made for a relaxing experience. I can’t wait to come back again!

Camilla Pryce

Colonic Irrigation

Victoria floats in, complete with bangles and maxiskirt, far from the overall-clad dominatrix I had envisaged. The consultation and treatment explanation are extensive but reassuring and by the time I am gowned up on the bed, I’d honestly trust her with my life. The process is much more civilised than you’d think. Within four sessions, my eyes are brighter, my skin is clearer and I have the energy of a five-year old on a sugar high. The difference is astounding.”

Jessica Hough - Marie Claire Beauty

Colonic Irrigation

It felt GREAT. I’m booking my second visit already.

Lucy Gornall - Fit & Well magazine

Colonic Irrigation

Victoria is incredibly nice about what must be one of the world’s least appealing jobs…I feel so slim, spritely and ready for a dance with John Travolta

Imogen Edward-Jones - Get The Gloss

Colonic Irrigation

I really can't tell you how much better my tummy feels today, like a real weight has been lifted. She is a fantastic therapist, and incredibly knowledgeable.

Vogue Beauty Blog

Colonic Irrigation

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