Most of us panic when we notice the appearance of stretch marks in our body, specially because we have been told there is nothing we can do about them. This is not true, there are things we can do to prevent them and also we can help you at Satori once they appear. But first let's learn a bit about them.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are long, narrow streaks or stripes that appear on the skin's surface, typically with a different color or texture than the surrounding skin. They can vary in color from white to pink, red, or purple, and typically appear on areas of the body that have undergone rapid weight gain or growth, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and breasts.
Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched beyond its normal limits, causing the underlying connective tissues to tear. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as pregnancy, puberty, rapid weight gain, weightlifting, or hormonal changes. When the skin stretches, the collagen fibers in the dermis layer of the skin become damaged and break apart, which leads to the formation of stretch marks.
While stretch marks can be a common and natural occurrence, they can sometimes cause discomfort or self-consciousness. However, they are not a sign of any serious medical condition.
Why do stretch marks appear after pregnancy?