Many people have misconceptions and believe that stretch marks are formed only on pregnant women. However, the truth is that although pregnant women are susceptible to stretch marks, everyone can get them- men AND women.
Stretch marks are formed on one’s body due to a variety of reasons, including:

• Sudden weight gain and weight loss
• Puberty
• Medication was taken during pregnancy
• Nutritional deficiencies

Stretch marks have several different names in medical circles, including:

• Striae Cutis Distensae
• Striae distensae
• Striae Atrophic
• Striae Gravid Arum
• Linea Alicante

Body parts affected by stretch marks

The areas of your body where fat is easily stored are the most vulnerable to stretch marks. The most common places where stretch marks occur are:

• Abdomen
• Upper thighs
• Buttocks
• Hips
• Upper arms
• Breasts

Stretch mark removal treatment

If you have stretch marks on your body, getting rid of them can be a difficult task. Using anti-stretch mark creams and lotions can help to reduce the appearance of marks slightly but this method may take years to work. One of the most effective and popular methods of stretch mark removal is laser treatment.

Laser stretch mark removal treatments are relatively quick and painless- although some discomfort may be felt.