Skin Stretch Mark

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Stretch Mark is


What does this mean?

 Your genotype is associated with typical risk for developing stretch marks.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Stretch Mark.

These are the genes tested for Stretch Mark:



This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Stretch Mark?

Stretch marks occur when the dermis of the skin is suddenly and rapidly stretched, producing long, narrow streaks of lines on the skin. Stretch marks can be developed due to various factors. Some examples include pregnancy, rapid weight gain, puberty, bodybuilding, breast implant surgery, and genetics. Both men and women can develop stretch marks at any stage in life. Many people have been approaching dermatologists for treatment, but there is little medical evidence available to prove the effectiveness of any treatment in removing stretch marks. However, there are some remedies that may be helpful in minimising stretch marks and helping them to fade more quickly. Preventive treatments are another approach in helping to maintain and improve the skin dermis structures. For instance, researchers and manufacturers are looking into the production of anti-stretch mark creams and lotions that can be used to increase production of collagen and elastin fibres, stimulate cell growth, boost skin hydration, and reduce inflammation.

How It Affects Your Body

It has been proposed that the skin's elasticity is commonly associated with stretch marks.

The normal elastic fiber network of the skin consists mainly of elastin and collagen. When there is a change in the expression of genes that are associated with these proteins, the skin will significantly appear less firm and less elastic. In other words, a lack of collagen in the skin may cause stretch marks to form as the skin is unable to keep up with the rapid stretches.

A stretch mark will first appear as a thin red or pink line, and later on white lines on your skin, which will have a different texture than the surrounding skin layer. Eventually, most stretch marks tend to fade over time and take on a lighter or almost translucent appearance. They do not pose any serious health risks in the long run.


Risk Factors


Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Apply anti-stretch mark cream containing hydroxyprolisilane-c, rosehip oil, Centella asiatica triterpenes, vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and collagen-elastin hydrolysates. Anti-stretch mark creams have been shown to be effective in reducing the severity of stretch marks and in preventing the appearance of new stretch marks.
  2. If you are on long term corticosteroids and observe any signs and symptoms of stretch marks, it is advisable to seek proper medical attention. Do not stop the medication immediately without proper advice from your doctor.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet and regularly exercise to control your weight as uncontrollable weight gain and loss in a short period of time can lead to stretch marks.

Result Explanation Recommendations:

    Result Explanation Recommendations:

    1. Limit or avoid consumption of alcohol.
    2. Increase exposure to sunlight to enhance production of vitamin D by the body. Vitamin D is said to exert anti-inflammatory effects.
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