Stretch Mark Removal Cost
Stretch marks are extremely common and can affect both men and women. They generally occur when a person gains a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, which causes the skin to stretch. The most common cause of stretch marks is pregnancy and for some woman they can be quite unsightly.
Stretch marks manifest in many different colours including red, white or silver and they vary in size and shape depending on your skin type. There are a few different treatment options currently available and the cost will vary depending on which type of treatment you require.
The most common stretch mark removal techniques are as follows:
Laser stretch mark removal: This treatment has grown in popularity in recent years as the results achieved can be impressive. You can expect to pay between £200 and £300 per treatment and you are likely to need multiple sessions depending on the severity of the stretch marks. For more information on this you can read this guide.
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion can also be used to treat stretch marks although the results are generally not as impressive as they are for laser treatment. Microdermabrasion works by gently removing the outer layer of skin to reveal new, healthier cells underneath. Microdermabrasion is generally only considered for superficial stretch marks although it is sometimes used in conjunction with laser stretch mark removal to get the best results. The cost per treatment is likely to be around £70 to £80 depending on the size of the area being treated. It is normal to have at least 5 repeat treatments to get the best results.
Surgical removal of stretch marks: This is generally only considered when the non-invasive techniques described above have failed to give a satisfactory result. The cost of treatment is normally around £2000 depending on the amount of scars that need removing and this price is likely to be higher if a general anaesthetic is required.
General Factors That Affect Stretch Mark Removal Cost:
The following lists the factors that will affect the cost of stretch mark removal:
Size of the stretch marks: Bigger stretch marks will obviously cost more to remove than smaller ones.
Depth of stretch marker: Deeper stretch marks will require more treatment time to remove than superficial scars and this will be reflected in the price.
Type of treatment required: Surgical removal of stretch marks is the most expensive procedure followed by laser removal. Microdermabrasion is the cheapest technique but is only really used on small superficial scars.
Practitioner: Medically trained practitioners will charge more to perform the treatment than those who are not.
In summary, you are unlikely to get an accurate price for stretch mark removal without being assessed by a practitioner. Your practitioner will assess the size and depth of your scar and then recommend the best type of treatment for you. Depending on the extent of your stretch marks you are likely to need a course of treatments which you will have to factor into the cost.