Stretch marks can appear when there is rapid stretching of the skin. Stretch marks appear as parallel streaks of red, thinned glossy skin that over time become whitish and scarlike in appearance.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Some of the reasons why people get stretch marks include:
- Pregnancy: Stretch marks during pregnancy as the skin stretches in numerous ways to make room for the developing baby.
- Rapid Weight Gain or Loss: Stretch marks appear when you rapidly gain or lose weight or with there is a sudden growth spurt
- Genetics: Some families have a predisposition to stretch marks. These marks may occur during puberty or simply over time. Some people get more stretch marks than others.
The Problem With Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are harmless. Of course, that doesn’t diminish their potential impact.
Many women and some men who have stretch marks feel a bit embarrassed or lack confidence due to their appearance. These feelings can be intensified with the severity of the stretch marks.
If you are looking to diminish the look of stretch marks there are a few options to choose from such as laser and the SkinPen.
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Effective Treatment Options Against Stretch Marks:
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