Sunday, January 27, 2008

Stretch Marks

OK, before I start, do you know what is a stretch mark? I have no idea when I see these words. I thought, is it the marks which is left behind after some stretch? I got it right a bit. To my curiosity, I go and search Wikipedia on this term. Wikipedia is good since you can find the explanation on most of the words or phrases there.

From Wikipedia:
Stretch marks or striae, as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with a silvery white hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (common in puberty) or weight gain (e.g. pregnancy). Although the skin is fairly elastic, rapid stretching of the skin will leave permanent stretch marks. (Source: WD Writers). Stretch marks are generally associated with pregnancy, obesity, and can develop during rapid muscle growth from steroid use. Stretch marks are also referred to as striae distensae. Medical terminology for these kinds of markings include striae atrophicae, vergetures, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, striae distensae, linea albicante, or simply striae.

Now you know what is stretch mark. If you are facing this kind of problem, what will you do? If you ask me, I will tell you I have no idea. But somehow, I manage to find good information on how to prevent or recover from the stretch mark, by using stretch mark cream.

However, there are so many stretch mark cream out there, which one is better? Don't worry, Diva's Blog has all the information you need. In the blog, you can get more info on the cream as well as why the study has been done. Many people try to prevent stretch marks and buy those cream that was not really work.

From the case studies and tests which are run on 10 people, revitol stretch mark cream become the top among the four products they tested from. Why it gets the first? It's because of its best value, 6 months supply for only $159.95. Second place is EC Research's TriLastin which is very close to the first. Follow by HydroDerm's BodyShape and Stretta.

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