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Stretch Marks and Adolescence

Updated: Dec 25, 2022

If you or a loved one is going through puberty, or adolescence (the period of time between puberty and adulthood), you may be susceptible to stretch marks. While you may feel self-conscious about some of the ways your body is changing, you should also feel some comfort in the fact that this is a regular part of life. In fact, it's common for stretch marks to appear during teen years when rapid growth of weight gain occurs. Other factors that make teens predisposed to stretch marks appearing include a genetic risk or family history of stretch marks, pregnancy, being overweight or obese, or topical or oral steroids, like prednisone.


What’s important to know is that stretch marks can be significantly prevented with the right skin care routine, and if you’re just noticing new stretch marks now, their visibility can be greatly reduced and repaired.

What do my stretch marks mean?

It is normal for teenagers to get some stretch marks as they grow into their bodies. Stretch marks occur when a person experiences a significant amount of growth or weight gain in a short period of time, such as during puberty. Getting stretch marks does not necessarily mean a person is overweight. Growth spurts of all kinds can happen. Your legs can grow longer, or your shoulders more broad in a very short period of time (we’re talking over the course of a single week!), and this will have an effect on your skin and its appearance.


The important thing to remember is that this is totally normal and natural, and happens to more people than you’d think! You’re not alone in your journey through adolescence, and we’re here to help you look and feel your most confident!

Areas of the body affected by stretch marks:

Even if you’re not necessarily gaining weight, a sudden shift in your body’s proportions will show in the form of stretch marks. Growth spurts can affect the following areas:


  • Neck

  • Shoulders

  • Biceps

  • Calf muscles

  • Thighs

  • Abdominal muscles

Stretch mark prevention for adolescents

Our stretch mark prevention oil is a must-have if you’re trying to prevent stretch marks outright. Our clinically proven formula uses Gotu Kola & Tocopherol (Vitamin E), which have been proven to significantly decrease the risk of stretch marks as well as diminish the appearance of stretch marks. It’s also important to know that it’s always more effective to prevent than to treat stretch marks, but if you are just hearing about us now, we have you covered!


Stretch mark treatment

Our stretch mark repair cream has been shown to decrease the visible length of stretch marks by 50%, and decrease depth by 72%. So even if you didn’t see that growth spurt coming, and you’ve been caught off guard by the appearance of new stretch marks, there’s not much to worry about with proper maintenance and treatment!


Our ScarMD Stretch Mark Repair Cream will:

  • Reduce the visible length and depth of the stretch mark

  • Reduce the appearance of redness, discoloration, and discomfort associated with stretch marks

  • Improve the visible indentation of the stretch mark

  • Soften scar tissue thereby improving texture

We’re the solution for you

Whether you’re expecting, your progress at the gym is causing stress on your skin, or you woke up today four inches taller than you were yesterday, you need not worry! While prevention is always the best approach, sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know, and need a solution after the fact. We’re in the business of making you feel and look your best, no matter what body type or phase of life you may be in.


About AIM Medical

AIM Medical is a skincare products research, engineering and manufacturing company based in the world's medtech hub - Boston, Massachusetts. Dedicated to developing novel, safe, yet highly effective portfolio of products that target common dermatologic conditions, AIM Medical advances the high value opportunities for products that focus on wound care and atopic dermatitis. At AIM Medical we are proud of our heritage of creating health and beauty through technology innovation. ​ We have aligned AIM Medical to be a worldwide healthcare brand advancing the cutting edge technologies to work in real.

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