stretch mark

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stretch mark

A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues usually as a result of pregnancy or weight gain.

stretch mark

See stria.

'stretch mark'

A purplish vertical 'stripe' on the lower abdomen, thighs, iliac crests and breasts in pregnancy and after corticosteroid excess; such marks whiten after birth, but remain as lasting reminders of an expanded abdomen

stretch mark

(strech mahrk)
Colloquial usage for striae cutis distensae (q.v.).

Patient discussion about stretch mark

Q. How to prevent Stretch Marks? I am pregnant and am starting to get Stretch Marks. How can I stop them?

A. Stretch Marks are hereditary and some women get it while others don't. There are special creams out there in order to prevent stretch marks, however I recommend you take a good moisturizing cream and rub it on your stomach and anywhere else that you need to, every night after the bath.

Q. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them? I have given birth to a baby boy recently….it is joyous time on Christmas Eve. This is my second baby. During my previous delivery I didn’t get any stretch mark but now. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?

A. not all women get stretchmarks during pregnancy. some women get them without being pregnant.

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used? I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

A. Hi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

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Extremely common, stretch marks can affect anyone--though they are more prevalent in women than men--and can develop on the stomach, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms and lower back.
We are currently working on an expanded campaign with more focus on pregnancy market, where stretch marks are a big concern," Roddy says.
I can't honestly say I noticed any difference with my stretch marks - however they aren't that bad, so maybe it would work better on someone with "angrier" marks.
Mederma comprises a range of over-the-counter products to treat the appearance of old and new scars caused by cuts, scrapes, burns, acne and surgery, including Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, which is billed as the first and only scar cream formulated to work at night, as well as Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy, a nourishing cream formula.
Last week she was snapped in a low-cut dress with what appeared to be silvery stretch marks on her breasts.
Jennifer Love Hewitt will star in the latest ad campaign for Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula stretch mark products.
Additionally, 47% of the women surveyed have tried to hide a scar or stretch mark.
Breckenridge, who just had her second child, bared her pregnant belly as the face of the brand's new, enhanced stretch mark range, set to launch in February.
To that end, Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Stretch Mark products address these specific skin care needs with a unique blend of ingredients that include pure cocoa butter, vitamin E, shea butter and exclusive Bio C-Elaste.