When the skin is suddenly stretched; long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines develop on the skin which is called stretch marks.
The treatment of stretch marks is normally intended to improve the self-image of the person.
They are caused by Pregnancy, rapid weight gain, and puberty.
Certain conditions like Marfan syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome lead to producing stretch marks.
Marfan syndrome decreases elasticity in the skin tissue and thus leads to the creation of stretch marks.
In Cushing’s syndrome, the body produces too much of a hormone which leads to rapid weight gain and skin fragility and this causes the development of stretch marks.
Use of topical corticosteroids decreases levels of collagen in the skin. A reduced amount of collagen can increase the risk of stretch marks as there is no support for the skin to remain supple.
High level of circulating cortisone weakens elastic fibers in the skin or when cortisone is applied to the skin. This weakens elastic fibers in the skin, leading to stretch marks.
Stretch marks are seen as a cosmetic issue.
Stretch marks treatments include applying Oils, Lotions, Creams, gels, and cosmetic surgery.
Following the below mentioned guidelines steps may help to reduce the risk of developing stretch marks.