What are stretch marks ?
Stretch marks are scars that result from dermal connective tissue injury in the form of linear white or red lines that are distributed in different body parts as legs, arms, abdomen and breasts.
Studies have shown that stretch marks are one of the top 5 causes of insecurity among women.
Why do stretch marks occur ?
Stretch marks result from rapid expansion of the underlying tissue due to rapid weight change or an increase in skin surface area as in case of pregnancy, obesity, muscle builders, etc. An increase in certain body hormones can also results in stretch marks appearance.
What are the stages of development of stretch marks ?
In the beginning, stretch marks tend to be red in color due to the actual stretching of the skin resulting in skin inflammation. At this acute stage, if stretch marks are not well treated, they change to be white in color due to severe loss in Collagen that loosen the skin and the lines become depressed lower than the normal skin level.
Is it possible to get rid of stretch marks ?
Many cosmetic products has been used to treat stretch marks but without satisfying results. But with new industrial technologies and scientific researches, new active ingredients from natural sources have been discovered with proven efficacy and safety. This is in addition to other combination therapies as Laser skin Resurfacing, Dermaroller, etc.