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Stretch marks are caused by rapid stretching of the skin, often from rapid weight gain from conditions like pregnancy. Stretch marks can also be affected by hormones, muscle building, weight fluctuations and puberty – what is more important to us at NoviSkin however, is how do we deal with the situation? To answer that, we need to understand what a stretch mark is?

What are Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin, they appear as streaks on the skin from overstretching. They begin as flat red lines, and over time they appear as slightly depressed white streaks. They are often most common in/on:

  • Armpits
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen (belly)
  • Chest

What causes Stretch Marks?

The precise mechanism by which stretch marks occur is unclear. There is a common consensus th