The skin possessed remarkable capabilities to stretch and adapt as we need it to throughout our lives, thanks to useful proteins called collagen and elastin that it produces. However, during periods of sudden growth when our skin needs to adapt quickly, often the inner layers of skin cannot keep up with the production of these proteins at the necessary rate, causing a tear and allowing the inner layers to show through. When this occurs, it results in the appearance of stretch marks.

What Causes Your Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are a common skin condition that can affect anyone. They’re often caused by:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain or loss,
  • Puberty
  • Bodybuilding

Can Stretch Marks Be Removed?

Based on the cause of your stretch mark, the severity of the stretch mark, and how long you have had it, you will be able to determine whether it is possible to improve its appearance.

Although stretch marks are permanent, treatment may make them less noticeable. If you’ve got them, don’t worry – there are treatments available to help reduce their appearance.

Can you get stretch marks anywhere?

You won’t get stretch marks on your face, hands, or feet, but they can be almost anywhere else. Stretch marks are most likely to show up on your body if you have excess fat in specific areas, like the belly or hips. There’s also a chance that they could appear around other problem zones such as breasts for women who gain weight rapidly and in men with thicker frames who might develop them near their shoulders blade area.
As far as genetics goes – it can be a factor too.

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