Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks: Reddish or indented lines on the skin that develop when the middle layer (dermis) stretches rapidly. This can happen during pregnancy, weight gain, or growth spurts.

Pros: N/A (it’s a scar-like formation)

Cons: Stretch marks can be a cosmetic concern for some.

Alternatives: There’s no guaranteed way to prevent stretch marks, but maintaining healthy weight gain during pregnancy and using moisturizers might help.

Recovery Time: Stretch marks typically fade over time, but treatments like laser therapy can potentially improve their appearance.

Disclaimer: While stretch marks are harmless, consult a dermatologist if their appearance significantly bothers you.