Stretch marks: Scars in the dermis
Similar to a rope the collagen fiber tears not at one time. In the beginning occur small splits, so-called micro injuries. Particularly in the last trimester of pregnancy the body often cannot heal in time all the splits arising at the same time. By the stress of the further growth of the abdomen the fiber tears. If a collagen fiber, because of the meshworked structure, tears always groups of collagen fibers are concerned - as with a ladder (run).
The tears scar over and the scars appear first reddish-purple, in mature state white and shining as stretch marks (Striae).
This procedure takes place only in the lower skin layers.<< back