Stretchmarks, in the puberty, are seen on legs and hips,
and during pregnancy on abdomen, buttocks and bosoms.
Stretchmarks may appear from the third month of pregnancy.
The skin is more vulnerable from the sixth to the ninth month
(third trimester) of pregnancy.
But they may also appear after pregnancy.
Therefore, it is indispensable to have a prevention treatment
from the third month until a next pregnancy.
A first pregnancy without them does not mean that there is no risk
in the following one. So, it is important to use a preventive treatment
with each pregnancy.
The expansion of the skin is an aggravating element,
but it is not the cause of the appearance of stretchmarks.
However, some diseases cause them, like the Cushing syndrome,
where there is no skin expansion.
Stretchmarks are injuries that appear during hormonal periods,
such as puberty and pregnancy.
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A sudden change in the weight is an important factor.
Under the hormonal effect, a cell called fibroblast,
which is responsible for the architecture of our skin
(manufactures collagen and elastic fibers), suffers an imbalance
that leads to a thinning (atrophy) and to an alteration of these fibers.
Therefore, the skin is slimmed and small lines appear.
They appear in parallel and are pale rose, violet or white colored.
- Age. The fact of being young and pregnant
for the first time is one of the factors that increase the risk to develop them.
Some hormonal imbalances (hypercorticism).