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Let’s Debunk Stretch Mark Myths!

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


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We have all got stretch marks—90% of the global population has them! So, if it gives you any solace, you are not alone in your battle against stretch marks.

Stretch marks are a type of scar that develops when your skin stretches or contracts too rapidly. This sudden change causes collagen and elasticity to flare up. In addition to stretching and contraction of the skin, sometimes stretch marks are also caused by hormones or medications such as corticosteroids, which can contribute to their development. Sometimes, stretch marks might also indicate the presence of syndromes such as Cushing’s disease or Marfan syndrome.

Stretch Marks

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But the most common causes of stretch marks are sudden growth spurts that happen during puberty, pregnancy, rapid weight loss or gain, or weight training due to road muscle growth. Stretch marks usually appear on the buttocks, abdomen area, thighs, and flaps of the arms.

As often as stretch marks are present, there are a lot of myths that surround them. Today, we will break down a few of the most commonly believed myths that surround stretch marks and stretch mark removal.

Also Read : Stretch marks: Why Do They Appear And How To Get Rid Of Them?

Hear The Truth From Us!

1. Stretch Marks Appear Only In Women

Stretch Marks Appear Only In Women

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This is one of the biggest myths surrounding stretch marks: that women are more prone to stretch marks or that stretch marks appear only in women. While it is true that more women are prone to stretch marks than men, men do develop stretch marks too.

2. Stretch Marks Disappear Over Time

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Stretch marks can become less visible over time, from their initial purple vein-like appearance to more muted, skin-colored lines as time progresses, but they will never fully disappear, become invisible, or completely heal.

3. There Are No Treatments For Stretch Marks

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Also Read : Home Remedies Vs Stretch Mark Creams: Which Is Right For You?

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4. The Stretch Will Disappear Once You Lose Weight

The Stretch Will Disappear Once You Lose Weight

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It is a common misconception that stretch marks can disappear once you lose weight, but as we mentioned earlier, stretch marks are caused by damage to the skin barrier due to rupture, and hence, no amount of losing weight can reverse the damage to the skin. Infact, rapid weight loss and gains are one of the reasons for stretch marks. 

Also Read : Stretch Marks & Body Building : What To Do?

5. Tanning Can Help Cover Up Stretch Marks

Tanning Can Help Cover Up Stretch Marks

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Stretch marks are usually fair-looking in comparison to your original skin shade. And as previously mentioned, they are a kind of scar and do not become tanned when you use tanning treatments. They will only appear more pronounced because tanning will make the skin around them darker while the stretch marks will appear the same.

Stretch marks at the end of the day are a symbol of growth. But it's understandable that such marks on your body can make you conscious. You end up restricting yourself from wearing certain outfits so that they stay hidden. You don't have to live with the shame. Stretch Marks Expert with it's revolutionary formula is the saviour you need. 

About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.




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