Stretch Marks - Striae

Striae, better known as 'stretch marks' are most commonly thought of in association with pregnancy due to their regular appearance at this time due to the thinning of the skin, a loss of elasticity and the tearing of collagen bundles due to the skin being significantly 'stretched' in what is a comparatively short period of time.

However, they can also be as common during adolescence and affect both genders in equal numbers. The marks are generally associated with various changes in the body including;

  • An increase of hormone production
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Large weight gain in a short period of time
  • A growth spurt in adolescence

Women tend to find them manifesting on their;

  • Stomach
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms (Less common)
  • Behind the knees (Less common)

Men tend to get them on their;

  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

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