CONCERN: Scars and Stretchmarks
Stretchmarks are a form of scarring. Stretchmarks are over-stretched skin caused by underlying tissue expansion. This often happens during growth spurts, pregnancy, and weight loss/gain.
Scars occur as a part of the body's healing process when the skin has been damaged or broken. The skin will grow new tissue to bring the wound together by filling in gaps caused by the injury. Scar tissue is predominantly made from the protein Collagen.
While there is no way of preventing stretchmarks or scars, there are steps we can take to minimise the appearance, texture and colour of these marks and accelerate the body's natural healing process.