Stretch marks, scientifically known as striae, are visible lines that develop on the skin’s surface, typically appearing as long, narrow streaks or bands. These marks often have a different texture and color than the surrounding skin. While they pose no health risks, stretch marks are a common aesthetic concern and can impact one’s confidence.
Key features of stretch marks include:
Appearance: Initially, stretch marks may appear as reddish or purple lines, indicating recent development. Over time, they often fade to a lighter, silvery color.