Is It Possible to Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

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Are you worried about those narrow, rippled streaks on your skin? Want to know why these occur, and how can you get rid of them?

Those bands that appear on your skin in the form of irregular stripes are called stretch marks. As the name suggests, these appear when our skin stretches and then shrinks rapidly. These are also called Striae Distensae or simply Striae. Despite all your efforts, it seems as if it is almost impossible to get rid of stretch marks… right?


Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks can be treated ad gotten rid of if you are aware of the most suitable methods of treatment.  Here’s all you need to know about stretch marks and how you can quickly get rid of them.

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Why you get Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are a unique form of skin scarring. Usually, scars have some kind of color, but stretch marks have an off-color hue. It is said that they can diminish over time but cannot completely disappear. However, now there are many different treatment options available that can fade them more quickly. The main reason behind the appearance of stretch marks is the tearing of a layer of skin called the Dermis. This layer tears when our skin stretches or grows rapidly, such as during pregnancy or puberty.

What Causes Stretch Marks on your Skin?

When our skin rapidly stretches and shrinks, this sudden change causes the elastin and collagen to rupture. Elastin and collagen are the biggest support system of our skin and are responsible for skin health and youthfulness. Collagen is a protein that, along with elastin, ensures that the skin remains elastic. While the skin heals from this rupturing, it is possible that the tear leaves a mark or scar, which leads to the development of stretch marks.

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