Common Causes of Stretch Marks

No one wants to have stretch marks, but just about everybody has them. Something that’s interesting about these marks is that they vary drastically in the way that they look. Some of the things that affect the appearance of the marks that you have on your body include how long you have had them or what it was that gave you the marks in the first place. Stretch marks can vary in appearance depending on where they are on your body as well. The color and thickness of your skin can all have an impact on how these marks look.

Many people ask us why stretch marks happen in the first place. Well, as their names imply, these marks happen because your skin gets stretched. There are a lot of things that can happen to stretch your skin beyond its normal growth. Many people experience stretch marks when they are pregnant. Others experience them when they put on a lot of weight or when they grow a lot of muscle. Some people have a genetic disposition toward stretch marks because of the cortisone levels in their skin.

Anyone can get these marks. However, females are more likely to get such marks than males. If you have people in your family who have stretch marks, it’s more likely that you will get them too. Pregnancy, especially in younger women, often leads to these marks. Being overweight, quickly gaining or losing weight, medications, and breast enlargement surgeries all increase your chances of getting them.

In some cases, stretch marks fade on their own. However, if yours are not going away on their own, then you may want to seek professional treatment for them. There are a lot of treatments that are available, but micro-needling has shown to produce some of the best results. A series of treatments sessions is usually required for optimal results, but the treatments are convenient and simple.

Stretch marks can affect anyone. Thankfully, there are treatments available to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks, giving you a better appearance overall. You can learn more about how micro-needling can be used to treat this condition when you visit the office of Zachary Farris MD in Dallas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started.

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