What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are actually scars that appear as depressed streaks in the skin, which are often pink, reddish or purplish. They are most often present on the breasts, upper arms, thighs, buttocks and stomach. They are more common in pregnant women, or those who experience rapid weight gain.
Stretch marks should not cause concern as they provide no physical threat and can fade over time.
On the other hand, stretch marks all over the body can signal disease conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome or another adrenal gland disease. There are various treatments that can reduce the appearance of stretch marks but these treatments won’t necessarily completely remove them.