Stretch Marks on Figures

Stretch Marks On Fingure – Stretch Marks or striae distensae, as they are scientifically referred to, affect the skin and may appear as white, smooth, linear lesions anywhere on the body especially on thighs, buttocks, and lateral abdomen. These marks call for treatment due to their unpleasant appearance while they are not dangerous per se.
According to the age and population studied, the occurrence of stretch marks is said to range from 50% to 90% making them quite common. In research conducted by doctors, Amanda M. Oakley and Bhupendra C Patel, from the University of Auckland suggest, that stretch marks occur due to hormonal change, physical stretch, and structural alterations of dermal collagen and elastic tissue. Pregnancy-related hormones and genetic factors might be contributors as well.
According to their study, about 43%-88% of women get stretch marks during pregnancy, around 85% of adolescents are likely to get these marks in their teens, and around 45%
people can end up with stretch marks due to obesity. Another recent study revealed an interesting fact that 40% of pregnant women got stretch marks before 24 weeks of gestation. It’s not known why other women were not affected, however, genes and family history might be the clue.
Stretch Marks are common in females compared to males and appear more prominent in dark-skinned individuals. Numerous studies have highlighted increased prevalence with large abdominal circumference and huge weight gain (due to fetal size or polyhydramnios). One study reported that stretch marks were more prevalent in smokers than non-smokers.

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