During periods of rapid growth, the skin’s stretching proteins, collagen and elastin, are unable to withstand the rapid expansion, resulting in the formation of tiny tears. When these small tears heal, this affects the top layer of skin and results in the formation of rippled, discolored stretch marks. Stretch marks are most common in areas that tend to expand, either by fat or muscle. These include the breasts, abdomen, upper thighs and buttocks as well as the upper arms/shoulders.
While most people do in fact have stretch marks, many find them unsightly and undesirable. Depending on their location and severity, the presence of stretch marks can deeply affect a person’s self-confidence. Fortunately, md cosmetic offers the latest and most effective technologies and treatments in stretch mark improvement available today.