Stretch marks treatment
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a type of scar that appears on the skin and look like indented streaks. They normally range in color but are most often red, purple, pink or dark brown when they first appear. Similar to most scars, the color of the streaks can fade and appear lighter over time. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), early-stage stretch marks may also feel raised and itchy. Stretch marks are commonly found on the abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs and aren’t painful or threatening.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks develop when the skin stretches or shrinks at a fast rate. This sudden change causes collagen and elastin (fibers that support our skin’s elasticity) to rupture. During the healing process, scars may appear in the form of stretch marks.
Who can get stretch marks?
In short, anyone. Some factors can increase your chances of developing stretch marks. These factors can include pregnancy, a family history of stretch marks and rapidly gaining or losing weight.
Can you prevent stretch marks?
Because the cause of stretch marks differs on a case to case basis, there isn’t a foolproof way to prevent them from happening. For instance, if many members of your family have stretch marks, you may have a predisposition to them. If you don’t think you have any predispositions and don’t already have stretch marks, eating well and exercising regularly to avoid any major fluctuations in your weight that might cause stretch marks will be enough. If you’re concerned about developing stretch marks during pregnancy, talk to your doctor about what measures you can take.
Can you get rid of stretch marks?
Stretch marks can indeed fade over time but they may not disappear. We suggest PDO thread treatment as a most effective one and the effect is rather long-lasting.