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Stretch Marks

This is one of the most common skin problems. Most people have them, and just a few fortunate ones are exempt from them due to amazing genetics.

Stretch marks are long lines of a different color from the skin around them. Anyone can develop them, but some people are prone to have them more than others. They tend to affect more women than men.

They can appear on several body parts, like the tummy, hips, lower back, thighs, upper arms, and breasts as a result of a sudden stretching of the skin.

Stretch marks happen when the skin quickly stretches and then cannot bounce back, the middle layer of skin tears and the scars show up. They usually appear after a period of extreme body changes, like puberty, pregnancy and botch weight gain and loss.


They develop at the middle layer of the skin, called “dermis when the connective tissue stretches beyond its elasticity capacity.

Genetics play an important role in this matter, as well as many another factor as gender, and age. All these factors can determine the amount of elasticity your skin has, therefore, how prone is your skin to develop stretch marks.

Other factors that could be associated with the appearance of stretch marks are:

Hormonal imbalances
Water intake
Family history
Maternal age
BMI before, during and after pregnancy
Alcohol intake
Collagen production


Stretch marks can be prevented, and while you cannot always escape from them, you can take some consideration to reduce the risk:

Avoid extreme diets
Maintain a healthy weight
Keep your body hydrated
Keep your skin moisturized

Also, they can be treated, and there are a wide variety of treatments and procedures that can improve their appearance, like Microdermabrasion and Laser therapies. Here at Juventus Cosmetic Surgery, we can help you say good bye to those marks with the help of our specialist!

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