Stretch marks are a natural part of life … or are they? It seems we’re never done debating whether they can be avoided, treated, or gotten rid of altogether. And although it seems women as a whole are becoming more accepting of them and other parts of our natural appearance—like body hair—stretch marks are definitely still a sore spot for some.

Two doctors debunk the biggest myths around stretch marks, from treatments to prevention (if that exists), and explain how they actually form.