Stretch marks

Cellulite and stretch marks are common concerns for women. Cellulite and stretch marks occur when the elastic fibers and collagen are damaged or deleted. 80% of women over 20 years have cellulite regardless of their size or weight. Cellulite affects the skin, especially in regions with hidden fat deposits.

Cellulite can be visible on the thighs, hips, and buttocks, making the skin look lumpy and dimpled. Cellulite occurs when the fat cells situated under the skin layers become swollen with excess water, fat, and toxins. As a result, the fat cells push through the skin’s connective fibers, causing a lumpy and dimpled effect.

A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear.

If you develop stretch marks, you’re most likely to do so during these times:

    • Growth spurts that happen in puberty

    • Pregnancy

    • Rapid weight loss or gain

    • Weight training when you have rapid muscle growth

If you're noticing stretch marks on your body, you're not alone. Most girls and women have them, usually on their breasts, thighs, hips, and butt. Many women get them during pregnancy. Stretch marks are more common in girls, but men can get them, too.



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