Did you know that 80% of people (both men and women) have stretch marks? And that 90% of mothers have stretch marks due to the skin stretching during pregnancy? While stretch marks aren't a health issue, they are a beauty issue. No one likes to have their clear, even skin marred by long, ropey lines that can vary in color.
Not all stretch marks are the same. Stretch mark color, location, and cause can vary from person to person.
Color: When stretch marks begin to form, they're often a pinky-red or reddish-purple color. This indicates the newness of the stretch marks. This is also the best time to treat stretch marks, as they are more likely to respond to treatment such as Dermaclara Silicone Fusion Treatments.
Location: Stretch marks can occur almost anywhere on the body, but most commonly occur on places like the stomach, hips, thighs, breasts, arms, and even places like around the knees or lower back. Someone may have stretch marks in just one of these locations, or in multiple locations.
Cause: There are a few key causes of stretch marks. Because stretch marks occur due to the skin not being able to expand as quickly as other parts of the body, the main cause is growth. This growth can be due to pregnancy, when the abdomen expands to accommodate a growing fetus, or to puberty, when growth spurts cause a young person to grow rapidly. Additionally, weight gain and weight loss can contribute to stretch mark formation. Though it may seem unusual to get stretch marks when you lose weight, it's the fluctuation of weight and collagen loss that can cause stretch marks to occur.
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