Free shipping over $200 in BC! Spring sale - 15% off physical products ends 05/31!
We're open! Learn more

3 Common Causes of Stretch Marks

We all know that it is common for pregnant women to get stretch marks on their stomach, but there are many other reasons why a person may get stretch marks on various parts of the body such as the thighs or upper arms. Learn more about some common causes of stretch marks as you read along.

Image Source: Flickr

Weight Lifting
Weight lifting and those who start putting on more muscle mass at a rapid pace, like athletes, can expect to see stretch marks on their body, even though they are in good shape. This is why stretch marks cannot be used to identify a weight problem or obesity, since they can occur on people in top physical condition; the muscles under the skin are just growing too fast for the skin to handle. Those who are affected by stretch marks due to muscle building tend to see scarring primarily around the arms and shoulders. Source: SymptomFind

Sudden Weight Loss
Even losing too much weight in too less time can be the reason for the stretch marks all over your body. This sudden change can shock your skin and it reacts by forming lines. So make sure you pace out your weight loss goal in a manner that is safe for your skin as well as your body or else you won’t be able to flaunt it despite losing all the flab. Source: TheHealthSite

Rapid Growth Spurts
If you grew very rapidly during puberty, your skin may have stretched too far and fast, resulting in stretch marks on your legs or even your sides, according to MedlinePlus. Rapid growth during puberty can result in stretch marks for both men and women. Unfortunately, there’s no way to slow puberty or growth, and the stretch marks are permanent. Certain creams can help fade stretch marks and scars. Source: LiveStrong

Thankfully, there are laser treatments available for treating stretch marks. They are guaranteed to provide better and faster results than using creams. For more information or to book an appointment, feel free to contact us!


Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skincare Clinic
13805 104 Ave #101 Surrey, BC V3T 1W7
(604) 580-2464

Our doctor's training, association memberships and media appearances have included:

Our awards have included: