Why does one get stretch marks?
The moment you notice the development of stretch marks on your body, you dearly wish somehow they go away. The curvy lines on your skin are not the sign of any disease and not at all harmful for your health. But we cannot deny the fact that it looks so odd when the areas peep out under our T-shirts or dress. Dr Aman Sharma At Sparsh strongly advises not letting this affect our inner self, but yes now that technology and pharmacological solutions are available one can sure make use of them to enhance the appearance also
It’s true that stretch marks are never going to erase out completely. Well, it will definitely fade with the passage of time or with regular use of specific products or treatment procedures.
There are specific reasons which are responsible for the development of stretch marks on the body. Stretch marks start developing when some body parts start growing very quickly for some specific reason. The skin faces difficulty is accepting that extra stretch to keep up and the stretch develops. Such long, rippled and thin, marks on the skin are called stria.
One of the important elements responsible for skin elasticity is Collagen. It is one of the important proteins present in the human body which turns the skin elastic. If the skin lacks having the required amount of collagen then the marks start showing up in the form of stretches. Some of the common reasons for stretch marks are:
- Sudden weight gain stretches the skin beyond the limit
- Pregnancy is a natural biological process which extends the skin too much, causing stretch marks
- Surgery for Breast implantation
- Intake of Higher amounts of steroids
- Illness caused due to Cushing’s syndrome
- Marfan syndrome which is a genetic disease causing sudden weakening to skin fibers and that leads to unusual growth causing stretch marks
Out of the above reasons, pregnancy is one which is responsible for the maximum cases of stretch marks in women. The body needs to adjust a lot to create space for the development of the baby. Such adjustment pushes the skin massively and some hormones weaken the elasticity of skin and stretch mark develops.
After pregnancy next in line is obesity and that causes stretch marks in both men and women. During the growing age when kids start getting taller faster or get unusual body weight stretch marks are common to see in them. The common areas where you can see the growth of stretch marks:
- Stomach or belly
If you are looking for ways to get rid of these marks then meet specialists of skin care clinic in Delhi. Stretch marks cannot be removed permanently, only its visibility can be reduced to a great extent with laser treatment. The non Ablative fractional laser technologies like, Alma clearskin or Lumenis M22 resurfx laser are good options also carbon dioxide (co2) lasers are good , but may have a long recovery time in some cases.
According to Alternative medicine the reasons for stretch marks are related to Kapha imbalance, And managing it holistically is good not just for outcomes on the skin but also for the health inside out.