Striae rubra- initial appearance, red to violet elevated lines that can be mildly pruritic.
Striae alba- over time colour gradually fades, and the lines become white or silvery.
|Early stretch marks will appear pink in colour, and may also be itchy. The skin immediately around the stretch marks may also look ‘flattened’ and ‘thin’.|
|Gradually, the stretch marks will enlarge in length and width and become a reddish or purple colour.|
|Once the stretch marks have matured, they lose their reddish/pink hue. In the months after pregnancy, they will start to fade and become pale white or silver. They may also appear slightly depressed and irregular in shape or length.|