01/09/2013 (press release: OnlinePR) // Rain Communications , UK // Imogen Holmes or Natasha Bradley
For those who have worked hard to lose weight through vigorous diet and exercise regimes, some may be left with unsightly stretch marks (a form of scarring on the skin with an off colour hue) as a result of rapid weight loss – dampening the new-found confidence that a new body shape brings.
Stretch marks are a common problem faced by men as well as women. Stretch marks are often the result from rapid weight gain or loss, rapid growth or can be caused by hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy, muscle building or hormone replacement therapy. Some skin types are more susceptible to stretch marks than others and can be quite noticeable. Raised white or red lines can be commonly found on the arms, stomach, thighs or breast area – all impacting self-esteem.
While stretch marks may fade naturally over time, you need not wait with The Harley Medical Group, which exclusively offers the FDA approved Lux1540 fractional laser treatment – helping to safely and permanently fade the appearance of stretch marks by up to 75 per cent.
Several sessions of fractional laser therapy can be used, over time, to dramatically fade away dark or silver-white stretch marks on the arms, stomach, thighs or breasts. A treatment course of four Laser treatments is recommended for best results, but many notice an improvement after only one Laser treatment.
The Laser treatment is non-invasive, with minimal side-effects. After the treatment the area is initially red and swollen. This reduces over approximately 7 days and the stretch mark reduces in appearance.
Lisa Thomas, stretchmark patient at The Harley Medical Group, says: “I’m ecstatic that I’ve finally undergone laser treatment at The Harley Medical Group. It has been a battle losing weight since my first child, and once I managed to get my pre-baby body back, I was covered in stretch marks, particularly over my stomach and thighs. I completed four sessions of laser treatment and I’m delighted with the results – it is such a comfort to wear what I want and no longer be ashamed of my body. My confidence has soared.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK and Ireland’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery group. It has been established since 1983 and is one of the most highly regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 500,000 patients to date.
The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non-surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.
In 2004, The Harley Medical Group’s Chairman Mel Braham, at the request of the Department of Health became a member of the department’s Steering Committee, set up to oversee the introduction of new regulations covering the entire Cosmetic Surgery sector. All of The Harley Medical Group’s clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission. There are now 31 clinics in the UK and Ireland: London (Harley Street, Wimbledon, The City, Chiswick, Finchley & Watford), Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Chester, Nottingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Dublin, Northampton, Cambridge, Maidstone, Belfast, Reading, Sheffield, Liverpool, Bromley, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Leicester and Guildford.
The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non-surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Board.