Stretch Marks

Appear as bands of parallel lines on the skin. How it looks may vary depending on how long you have had them and what caused them. Lines of stretch marks come up with different colours and textures, different from normal skin. 

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Stretch marks appear as bands of parallel lines on the skin. The way it looks may vary depending on how long you have had them and what caused them. Lines of stretch marks come up with different colours and textures, different from normal skin.

The range of colours that stretch marks may have could vary from purple to bright pink to light grey. If you touch stretch marks, you can feel the slight crease or indentation on your skin.

The range of colours that stretch marks may have could vary from purple to bright pink to light grey. If you touch them, you can feel the slight crease or indentation on your skin

What causes Stretch Marks:

  • Lines of stretch marks appear after pregnancy
  • May appear just after a sudden change in weight
  • Sudden growth of spurt
  • Cushing syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome and other adrenal gland disorders

Symptoms of Stretch Marks:

  • Sunken streaks or lines in the skin
  • Blue or purple streaks may have colours like black, red, or pink
  • Bright streaks that gradually turn into lighter colours
  • Strips on the lower abdomen, hips, breasts and thighs

Stretch marks seem to be caused by stretching of the skin. The severity is affected by different factors, including genetic tendency, degree of stress, and cortisone level (a hormone produced by the adrenal glands), which weakens the skin’s elasticity.

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