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These are also known as Striae, commonly present in women. They can be seen on any part of the body & are mainly are caused by-
• Pregnancy (most commoly)
• Sudden increase or loss of weight.
• Sudden growth spurt during puberty.
• Certain Hormones
They are due to the destruction of elastic fibres which are present in the dermis of the skin. This happens when the skin is stretched as it cannot keep up with the growth rate. The elastic fibres are stetched and result in stretch marks .
Medical solutions -Topical creams like retinoid helps in reducing the appearance of these
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