This continual tugging and stretching can cause stretch marks. Stretch marks sometimes appear when you rapidly gain or lose weight. Teenagers may also notice stretch marks after a sudden growth spurt. Corticosteroid creams, lotions, and pills can cause stretch marks by decreasing the skin’s ability to stretch
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks typically appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin. These lines are a different color and texture than your normal skin, and they range from purple to bright pink to light gray. When you touch stretch marks with your fingers, you might feel a slight ridge or indentation on your skin. Sometimes, stretch marks feel itchy or sore.
These lines commonly appear during or after pregnancy or after a sudden change in your weight. They also tend to occur in adolescents who are rapidly growing. Stretch marks aren’t dangerous, and they often disappear over time.
You can have stretch marks just about anywhere, but they’re most common on your stomach, breasts, upper arms, thighs, and buttocks.
Anyone can develop stretch marks, but some factors increase your likelihood of getting them, including:
- Being female
- Having a personal or family history of stretch marks
- Being pregnant, especially for younger women
- Being overweight or obese
- Rapidly gaining or losing weight
- Using corticosteroid medication
- Undergoing breast enlargement surgery
- Having Cushing’s syndrome, Marfan syndrome or certain other genetic disorders
Fast facts on stretch marks
Here are some key points about stretch marks. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.
- The prevalence of stretch marks ranges from 40-90%, depending on race, age and sex.
- Both sexes are affected by stretch marks.
- Around 70% of girls develop stretch marks during puberty.
- Around 40% of boys develop stretch marks during puberty.
- Stretch marks can occur during pregnancy, puberty, after rapid weight gain, during various medical conditions and after using certain medications.
- Stretch marks often appear after the 25th week of pregnancy.
- Common areas for stretch marks to arise include the abdomen, breasts, hips, flank, buttocks and thighs.
- Stretch marks are more common in younger pregnant women.
- Cocoa butter is not effective in preventing stretch marks.
- Laser therapy has proven effective for stretch mark removal.
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