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A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear. Stretch marks are very common and both men and women can have them thy dos not cause any significant medical problems but can be of cosmetic concern.
Stretch marks also known as striae are common:
Stretch marks occur in certain areas of the body where the skin is subjected to continuous and progressive stretching.
To treat stretch marks a practitioner will need to target deep in the dermis in order to help to stimulate new collagen production.