Striae (Stretch Marks)
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Stretch marks are medically termed “striae” and are scars on the skin. They appear in areas of the skin that have stretched to grow and expand the body. They don’t cause harm or pain, but some people don’t like how they look on the skin and may feel self-conscious about their stretch marks. They appear as indented streaks, lines, or stripes on the skin and can be pink, black, blue, red, or purple. Stretch marks usually fade over time to be less noticeable but can cover a large area of the body.