stretch marks


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stri·'ae cu·'tis dis·ten·'sae

bands of thin wrinkled skin, initially red but becoming purple and white, which occur commonly on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs at puberty and/or during and following pregnancy, and result from atrophy of the dermis and overextension of the skin; also associated with ascites and Cushing syndrome.
Purplish ‘stripes’ on the lower abdomen, thighs, iliac crests and breasts in pregnancy and after corticosteroid excess, which whiten after birth, but do not disappear

stretch marks

A popular name for STRIAE.
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Micropigmentation can help mask the appearance of stretch marks.
According to cosmetic surgeon Douglas McGeorge, wearing a bra in bed may help prevent stretch marks.
I'm sorry that my belly is covered in stretch marks.
Nine women with stretch marks following their plastic surgery did not report any improvement.
Hydrate skin before and after pregnancy with this rich cream which also helps prevent stretch marks and combat the dry skin that comes with pregnancy.
PREGNANT PAMPER: SECOND TRIMESTER YOUR bump will grow at a dramatic rate, so this is the time to really invest in stretch mark prevention by keeping your skin smooth and supple with nourishing potions.
Stretch marks are tiny tears under the skin caused by extreme stretching, but you can limit their appearance with daily perseverance.
New vessel formation takes place, useful to deal with several conditions especially dark circles and stretch marks," says Dr Anup Dhir, senior cosmetic surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.
Stretch marks are due to rapid expansion of the body.
The study confirms that collagen remodeling induced by RF heating is an effective mechanism for improving the surface appearance of stretch marks.
Officials add that in a recent clinical study, 80% of participants noted visible improvement in the appearance of stretch marks after using Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy for 12 weeks.