Skin Striae Distensae (Stretch Marks)

Studies have shown that 90% of pregnant women, 70% of teenage girls and 40% of teenage boys develop striae distensae (stretch marks) on their skin. Some skin types are more prone to stretch marks compared to other, while some persons may develop quite visible marks on their arms, abdomen, breast or thighs. In our medical clinics we offer you’re the safest, non-invasive treatments for a natural and perfect result.


Although stretch marks are a common dermatological condition, their treatment may be difficult, especially if they are discoloured. What does this mean? Striae distensae, when they first appear, have a red or purple colour, they are slightly protrude the skin and show some level of inflammation. As time goes by, they become more flat, start losing their colour, and finally they become silver-white. Red stretch marks are the first stage of skin collagen damage. If we treat them before they turn white, they will be eliminated more easily and the result will be amazing. However, for white stretch mark more active procedures are required and more treatment sessions to be eliminated.

Stretch marks are a type of scar

Skin damage is not superficial, which means that there is no marketed cosmetic product - cream or lotion - that can reach deeply, target and repair the damage. The only thing that may be achieved by such products is to somehow improve skin appearance. In IQ – Intensive Quality Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, the treatment of striae distensae, irrespectively of their colour, is a matter of advanced medical technology, many years of experience and high expertise. Our scientific team treats stretch marks depending on their severity and maturity, i.e. whether they are red or white.

For the treatment of red and white stretch marks a combination of methods is recommended

The treatment of red stretch marks in our specialised medical practices is achieved with a combination of procedures: Pulsed Dye LASER and the new autologous mesotherapy Magellan® TruPRP™. For white stretch marks the treatment is more challenging and it depends on the severity of skin damage. The suggested treatments for white stretch marks include the application of methods such as: RF Fractional Microneedling, Carboxytherapy, Microdermabrasion, Magellan® TruPRP™ and Pulsed Dye LASER. The synergy of the different methods results in the best possible results, because each procedure treats the skin differently and specially. Just book now a free consultation visit with the specialised dermatologist.

Treatment of Red Stretch Marks

The treatment of red stretch marks in our medical clinics is performed with the application of Pulsed Dye Laser, which emits selectively intense light waves on the stretch marks, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. In many cases to achieve best results we use it together with the new autologous mesotherapy Magellan® TruPRP™.

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Treatment of White Stretch Marks

The treatment of white stretch marks is achieved with a combination of methods based on the most advanced invasive dermatology procedures: RF Fractional Microneedling, Carboxytherapy, Microdermabrasion and Pulsed Dye LASER. The new autologous mesotherapy Magellan® TruPRP™ is applied between treatment sessions to maximise the results.

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