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How Is A Stretch Mark Formed?

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Everybody is familiar with a stretch mark. This is because one time or another, they have seen other people with stretch marks or have to deal with their own stretch marks. This is the main reason why stretch marks are a very big deal in the beauty industry.

There are many people who hate having to deal with stretch marks but they have no choice because they got it. It is a good thing that there are many options available that people can actually try out in order to address their stretch mark problem.

But why do stretch marks get formed in the first place?

For those who wish to know, here are some of the reasons behind the cause of stretch marks.

Stretch marks are formed because of overstretched skin

The skin is elastic. However, it is not that elastic as other people may think. If the skin gets stretch too much, it can reach its elastic limit and this in turn results to a very bad skin problem that is called a stretch mark. A person can overstretch the skin in many different ways.

Firstly it can overstretch the skin through getting a growth spurt. It also can happen if the person gains a lot of weight fast. Pregnancy is also one of the leading causes of stretched skin.

When a skin is overstretched, there will be connective tissue right under the surface that will break off. Over time, gelatinous tissue will fill out the break in this area and this in turn, will result to stretch marks.

Stretch marks form perpendicularly to the direction of the stretch

Stretch marks happen in a very unique process. What happens is that it forms perpendicularly to the direction of the stretch. For example, if a person achieves a very fast growth spurt, the body will stretch laterally.

This means the legs will elongate. If the growth spurt happens fast, then the skin will elongate together with the leg. When it gets overstretched, the tear will be in the same direction as the elongation. This results to stretch marks that form horizontally with respect to the leg.

Stretch marks can be treated

Because of the ugly look of stretch marks, the only thing that people think about is removing them right away. It is a good thing that there are many options available that they can try with regards to dealing with their stretch marks.

This includes stretch mark creams, ointments as well as injections. They can also try laser therapy or even surgery if they have exhausted all other available options.

Stretch marks are really a big problem for many people and they are willing to do anything and pay anything just to get their stretch marks removed.

Those who wish to know more about stretch marks can do more research online or actually talk to their dermatologist.

Since dermatologists are experts on the skin, they are the best resources with regards to information on how to address stretch marks properly in a safe and effective manner.