What are stretch marks?
A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear. When stretch marks first appear, they tend to be pinkish-red or purple and may feel slightly raised and itchy.In time, the colour fades and the narrow bands sink beneath your skin.
What causes stretch marks?
You may develop stretch marks due to growth spurts during puberty, pregnancy, rapid weight gain/loss or due to weight training when you have rapid muscle growth.Steroid medications and Cushing's disease may also cause stretch marks.
How can Clinikally help?
Keep in mind - stretch marks (recent vs. old) are challenging to treat with just products. Depending on the nature of stretch marks, Clinikally expert doctors might recommend in-clinic treatments through our partner Aayna Clinic. For this evaluation over video consult, you can begin with Clinikally's online online visit now!
Stretch marks are difficult to treat with creams alone and require in-clinic intervention with lasers.
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