By far the most common sufferers of stretch marks are women who have just been through pregnancy.
In the nine months of pregnancy, the skin, which is usually very flexible and supple, can be stretched to its limit as the pregnant woman gains weight and the baby grows. This can cause tiny connective tissues to [...]
It is mainly women who suffer from stretch marks, particularly after pregnancy when the skin has to stretch to accommodate the growing baby and the extra weight. Women also get stretch marks after losing or gaining weight in a short amount of time.
However, men can also get stretch marks too. Stretch marks in men [...]
During pregnancy, some women develop a kind of glow and look healthier than ever. However, this isn’t the case for all women during all stages of the pregnancy. In fact, many women can develop a range of skin conditions and complaints triggered by the hormonal changes which take place during pregnancy.
What happens to the [...]
For many women, stretch marks are an inevitable side effect of pregnancy.
When you are pregnant, you gain in body weight in a relatively short period of time. This stretches the skin and causes the small connective fibres in the middle layer of skin, the dermis, to break. The result of this is often stretch [...]
Many women feel very different in themselves after they have had a baby. Your body has changed dramatically, leaving you with more body weight and maybe even stretch marks.
The important thing to remember when trying to get back in shape after having a baby is not to rush things. Your priorities are your child [...]
There are many different types of scars, some differing in their composition and some in how they were caused. Here are a few of the most common types of scars:
• Hypertrophic scars. These are scars which develop when the body produces too much collagen. This causes the scar to end up raised above the skin surrounding [...]
If you have stretch marks and you are considering treatment to get rid of them, you may find it useful to know a little more about them. Here are a few important facts about stretch marks:
• Stretch marks are generally pink, purple or red in appearance
• They are also known as stria or striae
• Stretch marks are often [...]
Although they aren’t the only ones affected, stretch marks most commonly affect pregnant women.
When you are pregnant, your weight generally increases, and it does so in a relatively short time. During this weight gain, the dermis (the middle layer of the skin, responsible for helping the skin retain its shape) stretches and becomes less [...]
Many people suffering from extensive stretch marks find that they are unable to wear certain types of clothing, which makes the spring and summer season particularly difficult. If the situation is difficult to manage, people can find themselves becoming frustrated and even depressed by the state of their skin.
Those in such a situation will usually [...]
While stretch marks are not usually painful (although they can be rather itchy) they can be a real pain. When they first appear, they tend to stretch across the skin as pink or purple lines, before later fading to a silvery shade. As the skin is damaged it resembles scar tissue and contains less melanin [...]