CANTIKA.COM, Jakarta – Stretch marks are streaks or fine lines on the skin. Usually appears on the abdomen, breasts, buttocks, thighs, and lower legs. especially pregnant women, stretch marks Most appear on the abdomen and thighs. The reason is that during pregnancy there is stretching of the skin due to having a baby. So, the dermis layer stretches triggering the appearance of stretch marks.
But it appeared stretch marks not only synonymous with pregnant mother, according to the doctor Dia Febrina, Sp. KK, expert dermatologist.
“Most of the time, pregnancy is the cause stretch marks. In addition, disease can also trigger stretch markslike syndrome Cushing (a collection of symptoms that arise due to too high hormone levels cortisol in the body). Certain ethnicities such as Black Africa also naturally susceptible stretch mark,” said Dr. She is his nickname at the Mama’s Choice virtual press conference 2x More Optimal Fades Stretch Marks, Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Doctor He also mentioned that the use of steroids, both oral and topical for a long time, is also the cause of the onset stretch marks. Likewise with family history. “For example, if there is a history from the mother, her daughter is also at risk stretch marks,” he continued.
A screenshot of the Mama’s Choice Stretch Mark Serum virtual press conference, Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Another factor emerges stretch marks is change weight“Weight gain is due to skin stretching. For example, pregnant and gaining weight, the more natural the risk” stretch marks at a later time. In addition to obesity or overweight, significant weight loss can also be a contributing factor stretch mark,” he said.
During puberty, teenagers can also experience fine lines on the skin. Especially teenage girls usually appear in the breast and thigh area.
Still according to Doctor He, stretch marks first appears red, slightly raised, and perpendicular to the direction of skin tension.
“As time goes by, the term ages, stretch marks will thin, the color changes to white or pigmentation, then wrinkles. At this stage, stretch marks more difficult to fade,” he explained.
Until now, continued doctor He, there is no therapy that can eliminate stretch marks perfectly. Its nature only fades to the maximum.
“Including one of the creams that can provide fading results from a few percent. Therapy, topical medications can be used for prevention and treatment stretch mark,” he said.
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