I was doing some research earlier on why we demonize stretch marks. Many of these come with a reduced risk of side effects that may be associated with surgical procedures. Image: iStock. Teenagers grow rapidly and stretch marks can occur.
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After reading through all of these collective responses, I understood that — just like a lot of aspects of body love — the way people feel about showing their stretch marks is a little different individual to individual. The types include:. Examples include Mederma, which is a gel designed to soften and minimize scars, which you apply three to four times a day. Want more body positivity?