Stretch marks are usually described as slight ridges and indentation on the skin. They are also described as bands of short to medium parallel lines on your body. Stretch marks also have different colours ranging from purple to bright pink to light grey, depending on your skin colour. In some cases, stretch marks can feel itchy or sore.
Stretch marks commonly appear during and after pregnancy or a sudden weight change. They can occur on the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, breasts and buttocks. Stretch marks occurs because of irregular production of collagen and connective tissue formations. As a result, the skin at the affected area becomes saggy and loses elasticity.
Treatment for stretch marks can visibly reduce the incidence of lines and indentations of the skin and boost regular collagen production.