Stretch marks on the skin
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 26, 2016
striae Stretch marks (striae) - these are areas of skin that look like specific bands or lines.Stretch marks can be seen when a person is growing rapidly, gaining weight or has a certain disease or condition.
Stretch marks can appear when a person has a rapid stretching of the skin, for example, due to rapid weight gain.They are often associated with the abdominal enlargement of pregnancy due.Stretch marks can also occur in children who suffer a sudden obesity.They can also develop during rapid puberty in men and women.Stretch marks are most commonly located on the breasts, thighs, buttocks and abdomen.
Stretch marks appear as parallel bands of red and glossy skin appearance becomes whitish with time.Stretch marks may be slightly depressed and have a texture that is different from normal skin.
Striae may also occur as a result of abnormal collagen and the resulting effects of drugs or chemicals that interfere with collagen formation.They also may be associated with prolonged use
causes of stretch marks (striae)
- Cushing's syndrome;
- syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome;
- excessive use of cortisone creams for the skin.
treatment of stretch marks on the skin
There is no specific care for stretch marks.They often disappear after the removal of any cause stretching of the skin.Creams and ointments are of little help in the prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy.
struggle with the rapid increase in weight helps to reduce stretch marks caused by obesity.
If striae or stretch marks appear for no apparent reason - such as pregnancy or rapid weight gain, the patient should seek immediate medical attention.
physician must examine the patient and can ask him questions about his symptoms, including these:
- whether it is the first time that the patient appeared striae;
- when the patient first noticed at stretching;
- what drugs the patient received before;
- I used if the patient cortisone cream for the skin;
- which still have symptoms of the patient.
If stretch marks are not caused by normal physical changes, it can be assigned to the tests.modern retinoids may be prescribed that can help.Laser correction can also help.However, difficult to treat stretch marks.