Can You Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

If you’ve made it through puberty, childbirth or significant weight changes, chances are, you have stretch marks somewhere on your body. And while some women view them as battle scars, other women prefer to not see them and will go to great lengths to get rid of them.

Preventing and Treating Stretch Marks

The day you find out you’re pregnant can be one of the happiest times of a woman’s life, but can also make some women concerned about how their bodies are going to look after giving birth. Excessive weight gain and large stretch marks are often high on the list of concerns. By preparing your skin for the growth that occurs during pregnancy, you can minimize your risk for stretch marks.

Why Do We Get Stretch Marks?

Skin has an enormous capacity to stretch and then to regain its shape later. This is the property of elasticity. Collagen and elastin fibers in the skin are what give skin its strength and pliability. The way these proteins are arranged within the skin are what allows skin to be stretched and then to retract back. This retraction only occurs as long as the stretching force was removed soon enough and if the stretching has been done slowly and evenly. This is like we would expect to see with a ru
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