vitamins health supplements longevity antiaging
Vitamins Minerals Supplements Antioxidants Antiaging Longevity Herbs Skin Care Diets Healthy Foods
Vitamins Home Page Vitamin Stuff Notes Health and Fitness Vitamin Stuff Articles Special Sections

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, also called striae distensae, are a result of scarring of the skin caused most commonly by rapid growth (usually during puberty or weight training), pregnancy or obesity. Stretch marks happen when the skin is stretched too quickly, resulting in reddish purple marks that turn to silver or white. The marks are caused by overstretching that doesn’t allow the skin to produce enough collagen.

Stretch marks appear on the middle layer of the skin, the dermis. They can appear anywhere on the body, but are more commonly found on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, arms, thighs and breasts – where fatty tissue is more likely.

Over 75% of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy. Though they do not pose any health risks at all, many people seek to remove them (if possible) by laser treatments, tummy tucks, dermabrasion, prescription retinoids, chemical peels, as well as lotions, creams, exercise and diet.

Points of Interest

  • Vitamin Stuff Dictionary - Health and Nutrition Definitions

  • Alternative Medicine and Medical Conditions

  • Vitamin Stuff Blog - Health, Nutrition, Alternative Medicine

    Vitamin Stuff Homepage
    Information on Antioxidants
    Alternative Medicine Information
    Herbs and herbal medicine
    Dieting and Weight Loss

    Longevity Information
    The Skin Care Page
    Health and Fitness
    Health Food
  • Supplements

     Bee Pollen
     Bee Propolis
     Cocoa Butter
     Hoodia Extract
     Hyaluronic Acid
     Omega 3 fatty acids
     Royal Jelly
     Shea Butter
     Tea Tree Oil
     Tribulus Terrestris
     Whey Protein

    Disclaimer: Vitamin Stuff is a website about Vitamins and Supplements, among a great many other topics. However, the information provided on this website is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Individuals wishing to embark on a longevity, antiaging, life extension program, especially those who have been diagnosed with health problems and who use prescribed medication, should consult with their family doctor beforehand.

    Warning: The information provided on this website is wholly owned by this site and may not be duplicated in any way, shape, or form without consent.