marks can occur in both sexes at any age and are certainly
not solely associated with pregnancy. They can occur with
a sudden change in weight or even in children after a spurt
of rapid growth. When the skin has to stretch for any reason
the connective tissue has to be elastic enough to allow the
movement of one layer of skin on the other. If the connective
tissue tension is tight the tissue tears instead of stretching
rather like an old elastic band.
Stretch marks are often hereditary but can be prevented by
Connective Tissue Manipulation,
which ensures that the connective tissue in the skin is elastic
enough to enable it to stretch without tearing.