Stretch marks which are also known as striae are indented streaks that usually appear on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks and thighs.
Over time they become less noticeable. Stretch marks are mostly common in pregnant women, especially during the last trimester.
There is treatment that can make stretch marks disappear, but not completely.
Stretch marks aren’t painful or harmful to your health, they are not great site to behold.
Some of the reasons we have stretch mark is, when you add weight, pregnant, undergo breast implant surgery, body building, or marfan syndrome.
Can also be hereditary, that is it runs in the family.
It is mostly common in pregnant women. This usually occurs when the body stretches to accommodate the body.
Also, body builders and obese people are prone to develop stretch marks.
Sudden tallness and weight gain could lead to stretch mark in children, most especially during puberty.
They can disappear when they actually get older.
They appear in regions of the body such as arms, breast, hips, buttocks, shoulders, stomach, and back.
• Indented streaks or lines in the skin
• Pink, red, black, blue or purple streaks
• Bright streaks that fade to a lighter color
• Streaks on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks or thighs
• Streaks covering large areas of the body (Mayo Clinic)
They are usually wrinkly, raised streaks that can be red, purple, pink, reddish-brown or dark brown, depending on skin color.
• Creams containing tetrinoin (Retina-A) containing retinoid, they help fade new stretch marks, but result to redness in the spot where applied. It is also effective for wrinkles.
• Use centella asiatica. it is an herbal oil that boosts cells in your body to make collagen and build up your skin tissue. Although not much proof.
• Bitter almonds are also useful. Massaging it to the belly of a pregnant woman has been proven to reduce the possible appearance of stretch marks.
• Cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil, vitamin E oil, and other moisturizers softens the skin but no definite proof on its cure of stretch mark.
- Plastic surgery
- Light and laser therapies