Look - Cosmetic Surgery

25 May 2010

[caption id="attachment_1488" align="alignleft" width="154" caption="LOOK - Cosmetic Surgery"]LOOK - Cosmetic Surgery[/caption] Top plastic surgeon Adrian Richards has nip/tuck know-how Q.     How can I get rid of the stretchmarks on my thighs? Wendy, 28, Trowbridge A.    The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in America have recently approved a new laser treatment for stretchmarks – the Lux1540 fractional laser, which claims to reduce the appearance of them by up to 75%. It creates columns of heat within the skin, which kick-start a natural healing process that stimulates new tissue. Patients need around four treatments, with three to four weeks healing time required between each. The laser can also treat scars and other skin conditions. It’s now available in the UK, costing £350 per session. Visit www.harleymedical.co.uk.