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Remove Stubborn Stretch Marks with Simple, Affordable, Effective Treatments

Stretch marks can really rob you of the confidence you once had in your body.

Women, and men around Australia are taking advantage of impressive advances in technology to erase stretch marks, tighten their skin and take back the confidence to show off their bodies without fear of feeling overly self conscious about their stretch marks.

Impressive improvements in stretch mark texture, tone and colour are available with Contour Clinics industry leading laser technologies, delivered by some of the most experienced, caring clinicians in the business.


All consultations with our expert laser doctors, nurses and dermal therapists are complimentary and obligation free.

Areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Flanks
  • Back

Areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Flanks
  • Back

Harnessing the power of your own platelets, your blood is taken, spun in a centrifuge, then reinjected into areas of problematic stretch marks.

This causes an intensive collagen stimulating reaction, which tightens the skin and improves the appearance of stretch marks.

Best used in combination with RF needling or fractional resurfacing laser.


Before and After

Abdominal stretch marks before and after 3 treatments.

Before and After

Before and After 1 treatment to post pregnancy stretch marks.

Before and After

Post breast-feeding stretch marks before and 1 month after 3 treatments.

Before and After

Before and After 3 treatments to abdominal stretch marks.

Understanding the science What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks are pink, red or purple streaks that form in areas of the body subject to continuous skin stretching. Also known as striae distensae, stretch marks are most common in areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, breasts, buttocks or arms. They often form in those experiencing rapid weight gain (e.g. body builders), in pregnant women or during adolescence during a growth spurt. Initially starting as some shade of red/purple, stretch marks typically fade over time to become light white. The earlier you treat stretch marks the better the final cosmetic result.

The exact cause of stretch marks are unknown but are thought to be due to increased levels of cortisol, genetic factors and mechanical shear effects from rapid weight gain (pregnancy/muscle/obesity/growth spurts).

Rapid skin stretching causes:

  • Tearing in the dermis (second layer of the skin), causing dermal scarring
  • Inflammation and swelling resulting in redness/purple/pink streaks
  • Thinning of the overlying skin allowing easy visualisation of underlying dermal scars
  • Altered collagen/elastin support networks, loosening skin and worsening the appearance of stretch marks.

Understanding your options How to get rid of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks need not plague you forever. Significant improvements in the appearance of your stretch marks are possible, allowing you to feel confident and less self conscious when in swim wear, during intimate moments and in general day to day life.

Stretch marks can be difficult to treat without an individualised multi-modal approach. These can include:

Cosmeceutical serums/creams

  • Vitamin A improves stretch mark appearance by thickening the dermis making stretch marks less visible and stimulating lay down of new collagen fibres
  • Pregnancy stretch mark reduction cream ingredients shown to reduce formation of new stretch marks include: Centella Asiatica extract and Vitamin E

Growth factor injections using platelets

  • Harnessing the power of your own platelets, this treatment supercharges the stretch mark healing process. It is perfect in combination with needling/RF needling or resurfacing lasers.


  • Dermapen skin needling – Tried and trusted collagen induction treatment to encourage stretch mark scar remodelling and smoothing.
  • Radiofrequency Needling with Morpheus 8 – All the benefits of skin needling, with the added turbocharge of Radiofrequency energy delivered to the skins deeper dermal layers to cause an impressive skin tightening and collagen stimulation.

Skin Resurfacing Laser 

  • Fraxel skin resurfacing laser delivers targeted columns of laser beams to break up scar tissue, remove redness and cause an intensive collagen stimulation.

Your Contour Clinics clinician will recommend the perfect treatment for you depending on your unique needs and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to prevent pregnancy stretch marks?

Those prone to stretch marks need to be especially cautious during pregnancy to do all they can to prevent and minimise stretch mark severity. Several general measures include:

  • Moisturise and massage throughout the pregnancy using a variety of skin creams/oils has been shown to reduce to varying degrees the severity of stretch marks. Creams include: vitamin E, verum, hyaluronic acid, Asiatica, bio oils.
  • Avoid overeating during pregnancy. Rapid weight gain is the main reason for stretch marks. The mantra eating for two is not always the ideal way. We suggest following the Royal Womens Hospital guidelines for nutrition during pregnancy that can be found here.
  • Ensure you are taking a women’s multivitamin. Essential vitamins and minerals are precursors for collagen and elastin production and remodelling.
  • Start early with treatments. The earlier you start, the better the final appearance of your stretch marks. We recommend starting 8-12 weeks post pregnancy with RF needling, Fractional resurfacing laser and growth/healing factor injections using your own platelets.

When do stretch marks appear during pregnancy?

Stretch marks usually start to appear around the end of the second trimester to the beginning of the third trimester (6-7 months in to the pregnancy). Most women notice red/purple/pink streak around the buttocks, thighs, hips and abdomen.

How soon after pregnancy can I have stretch mark treatments?

We recommend commencing treatments with Dermapen and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy 2 months after delivery. Fractional lasers can then be used to complete your treatment regimen starting from 2-3 months after delivery.

When to start using stretch mark cream during pregnancy?

It is recommended you start your stretch mark cream regimen as soon as you realise you are pregnant. Depending on the formulation chosen, you may apply it once to twice a day.

Do stretch marks go away after birth?

No. They will soften in the months to years following pregnancy, but they cannot go away without intervening with laser resurfacing, RF needling or growth/healing factor injections with platelets.

Treatments to Compliment

Morpheus8 Radio-Frequency Skin Needling

Treat yourself to the ultimate in collagen stimulation. The Morpheus 8 is second to none when it comes to skin tightening, acne scarring, pore reduction, and rejuvenation of skin tone and texture.

LED Light Therapy

LED phototherapy is the perfect non-invasive treatment for facial rejuvenation.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Imagine taking years off your appearance, by restoring your facial complexion to its youthful state.

Cellulite treatment

Tighten and tone your cellulite with our range of gold standard skin tightening technologies.

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Recent Reviews

Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.


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