Stretch Marks (Striae Distensae)

Stretch Marks (Striae Distensae)

Stretch marks (striae distensae) are deep scars, which are formed when skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. Although skin is meant to handle these forces, over-stretching can lead to disruption of collagen and elastin (the elements that are essential for skin structure). Lack of skin structure just under the surface of the skin leads to skin collapse resulting in stretch marks.

They often initiate as reddish or purple (striae rubra), but over time turn white or gray (striae alba) in color and are generally characterized by a different texture than the skin surrounding the area.

70% of adult females and 40% of adult males will develop stretch marks. 80% of females will get them after pregnancy. Unfortunately, for many, stretch marks produce a lot of psychological stress.

Our advice…

Rule #1: Love the skin you’re in because no one is perfect.

Rule #2: Now you can do something about it. Retone™ will reduce the visibility of these marks and scars. So before taking drastic measures like an expensive and painful chemical peel or laser therapy give The Retone™ Method a try!

Stretch marks are commonly found on individuals’ upper arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks.