Stretch marks appear at several different places on the body for a variety of reasons, and can be seen very clearly. Generally, they occur when the middle layer of the skin i.e. the dermis, is stretched to a certain point where its elasticity begins to break down. In this course of time, along with tissue inflammation, microscopic bleeding also occurs, because of which the newly formed stretch marks get a raised reddish purple look.
The outer layer of the skin i.e. the epidermis, also stretches along with the dermis, making it transparent enough to see the reddish purple stretch mark forming. As these marks heal and the scars are formed, a person gets a stretch mark. With the passage of time, the marks fade to a silvery white color and this is a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone. During the overstretching of the dermi the natural collagen production gets disrupted, this results in lighter color. This in turn could lead to loss of skin pigment producing cells.
Relation between Body Stress and Stretch Marks
Recently, some researches conducted has tried to build a relation between stretch mark formation and group of steroids known as glucocorticoids. The most common glucocorticoid is Cortisol. According to a research, your body tends to gain weight as the cortisol levels in your body elevate. Because, the body releases more cortisol when it senses that it's under stress.
Your body get stressed not only because of normal daily work, but there are some additional causes such as adolescent growth spurts, improper nutrition, pregnancy, surplus intake of caffeine and smoking that also lead to body stress. Moreover, when the body senses extra stress, it goes into survival mode for dealing with stress. As a result, there is a tremendous increase in the weight in a short period that further results into the stretching of the middle layer of the skin leading to stretch marks.
Pregnant women, weight lifter and adolescents are the ones who are more susceptible to stretch marks. Most probably during the late stages of their pregnancy, pregnant women tend to get stretch marks, when the baby is growing rapidly. In over 75% of pregnant women, the stretch marks appear on the abdomen. Breasts, thighs and buttocks are some other places on the body where the stretch marks appear.
People can get rid of their stretch marks. In increasing the production of pigment in stretch marks, excimer laser treatments are quite helpful. After a sequence of this treatment, the stretch marks changes into the color of the rest of your skin. For efficacious solution to your stretch marks you can visit our Radiance Clinic in Nagpur as we have professionally trained experts who deliver high quality service related to skin care. You can also visit us or enquire at www.radianceclinic.co.in