Stretch marks is a form of scarring characterized by thin vein-like lines of pink colour at first and a glossy white colour later, found on the skin surface. They are also called as stria or striae for plural. When the dermis (the middle layer of the skin is responsible for elasticity and strength) undergoes constant stretching, it ruptures in various places and leads to formation of stretch marks. They are harmless and become less visible as time passes. Rarely, stretch marks can be a symptom of a condition called Cushing’s syndrome.
Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder with other symptoms of weight gain and hypertension.
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