Stretch marks(STRIAE) are an unfortunate part of life for a number of people. Anytime the skin has been stretched too far or too fast - such as during
- Weight change
- Hormonal changes
these unsightly lines may appear.
Just because stretch marks are common , doesn‘t mean you have to live with them.
A stretch mark usually initially presents with a red or purple color. When the skin is stretched, it causes damage to the connective tissue fiber which causes lacerations (the result of ruptured blood vessels). Even after excessive weight is lost, the marks remain, often assuming a whitish color.