Darkened leg scars develop as a result of minor injuries to the skin – such as mosquito bites, or folliculitis from shaving. The skin reacts by producing excessive pigmentation, resulting in unsightly dark patches
Many women desire slim, feminine calves. They complain of “fat” calves. The truth is – there is often very little fat in the calves and most of the time, the cause is overdevelopment of the gastrocnemius muscle, due to prolonged standing and the wearing of high heels.
Cellulite affects more than 80% of women. It is caused by the way fat is arranged in areas like the thigh and buttock: fat is separated by fibrous connective tissue, and hence it bulges out in pockets on the skin, causing an “orange peel” appearance characteristic of cellulite.
Stretch marks, or “striae”, are scars on the skin, formed when there is rapid expansion, causing tear in the dermis. As a result, linear scars which are often a reddish hue will slowly turn into white colour.
Pregnancy is a very stressful time for the body. Tummy expands rapidly over a short period of nine months and then quickly deflates. This rapid change in size can lead to loose skin when your body is unable to contract back to its original state.
Pigmentation, sagging and wrinkles are some of the problems affecting the décolletage (upper chest) area. The culprit – excessive sun exposure, which accelerates the breakdown of collagen and the deposition of pigmentation in the skin.