Info About Stretch Marks


Pathogenesis

  • Most lighter-skinned women tend to develop reddish-pinkish stretch marks, whereas darker skinned women tend to have striae that are lighter than surrounding skin.
  • Size: Length: several cm long, Width: 1-10 mm wide

FACTORS PLAYING A ROLE

  • Hormones (particularlycorticosteroids)
  • Mechanical stress
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Taking oral or topical corticosteroid medication
  • Increased maternal weigh gain
  • Young maternal age (<20)
  • High maternal BMI
  • Having a large baby