Stretch marks, also known as striae, appear when the shape of your skin changes rapidly as a result of rapid growth or weight increase. They aren’t always an indication that something is wrong with your health. Stretch marks can affect anyone, regardless of gender. The two most typical times in life to have them are during pregnancy and adolescence. A stretch mark appears as a thin red or purple line with a distinct texture than the surrounding skin at first. The majority of stretch marks will fade away on their own with time. After fading, they may become less apparent. Stretch marks that have faded are usually lighter in color and a little glossy, similar to scars. According to research, there is currently no magic cure-all component for stretch marks. However, some home cures can help stretch marks appear less noticeable and vanish more quickly. A retinoid is a kind of vitamin A included in skin care treatments. Retinoids can help skin look younger and smoother. Many over-the-counter (OTC) topical cosmetic products contain them. Tretinoin, a prescription-strength version of retinol, was the subject of 2015 research. Researchers discovered that tretinoin made stretch marks appear smaller and less severe in a 1996 study. However, there have been few recent large-scale investigations on the efficacy of tretinoin for stretch marks. To fully understand all of its effects on stretch marks, more research is required.