Stretch marks can be quite cosmetically disfiguring and difficult to deal with. Those irritating pink, purple or white lines prevent you from wearing your favourite figure bearing clothes that you used to wear!
It can be caused by extreme weight loss or weight gain resulting in excess stretching of skin. It is influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding or even hormone replacement therapy. Both men and women can get stretch marks on several areas of their bodies including the abdominal area, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms or lower back.