Stretch marks or Striae or Striae distensae are a form of scarring on the skin with a discoloration. They are caused by tearing of the deeper layers of the skin-the dermis and below which over time fade but never disappear completely.
Stretch marks can occur during sudden changes in the body size such as during pregnancy, puberty or rapid weight gain or due to long term steroid intake.
During pregnancy stretch marks develop around the abdomen, hips and thighs.
Certain precautions can be taken to prevent stretch marks and reduce the appearance of older marks.
There a lot of suggestions online to suggest ways to keep you hydrated and well nourished. It is best recommended that you consult a skin specialist if you start to see the stretch marks. Deficiencies such as that of Zinc and collagen are also highlighted to cause stretch marks. Before opting for any option to remove stretch marks, it is recommended that you discuss your medical history and other choices with Stretch Mark Removal Expert.