WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are narrow, streak-like lines that form on the skin's surface. They typically appear as parallel lines and can have a different color or texture than the surrounding skin. Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched rapidly or experiences significant changes in size, causing the collagen and elastin fibers to be disrupted.
Common causes of stretch marks include pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss, puberty-related growth spurts, and certain medical conditions that affect the skin's elasticity. Initially, stretch marks may appear reddish or purplish, but over time, they often fade to a lighter color and become less noticeable.
While stretch marks are a natural part of many people's lives, some treatments can help minimize their appearance and we have available options to treat it.