Stretch marks is a form of scarring on the skin with an off-colour hue. It is slowly developed when skin stretches or shrinks rapidly. When the changes happen, the skin undergoes a period of intense growth where it cannot resume to normal form. The process happened where the changes caused the collagen and elastic, which function to support the skin start to rupture. As the skin heals, the stretch marks appear and become visible.
The appearances of stretch marks can be varied in colours and appearances. It is classified into two types which red stretch marks and white stretch marks. They usually appear as long and narrow streaks or strikes along the skin. It is also known as striae.
Stretch marks doesn’t cause any harm towards who has it. It just affects a person’s confidence and self-esteem. They can occur on certain body parts which are stomach, thighs, hips, breast, upper arms and lower back. By proper treatment and help from certain products it can be diminish overtime, but will not disappear completely.