thanks but offhand are there any other skin conditions or diseases that may look similar to straie that you might know of ? Thanks !!!!
Are there other signs or symptoms present? Stretch marks or striae, are a form of scarring on the skin caused by tearing of the dermis. This could be due to rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth , weight gain or during rapid muscle growth. Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, especially in places where larger amounts of fat are stored such as the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, underarms, thighs (both inner and outer), hips, and buttocks. This includes the skin going to your groin but not your scrotum. No stretch marks will form as long as there is support within the dermis. Stretching plays more of a role in where the marks occur and in what direction they run.
Various treatments are available for the purpose of improving the appearance of existing stretch marks. This includes laser treatments, dermabrasion, and prescription retinoids. If it persists, it would be best to have this evaluated by your doctor.
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