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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2019;21(1):49-57. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1418515. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

Treatment of striae distensae: An evidence-based approach.

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a Department of General medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital , London , UK.
2
b Dermatological Surgery & Laser Unit, St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's Hospital Cancer Centre , Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust , London , UK.

Abstract

Striae distensae (SD), otherwise known as "stretchmarks," are a common presenting complaint, particularly in young healthy women. SD are hypothesized to form in a patient when the cross-linked collagen is "overstretched" and rupture of this collagen matrix causes the striae. Thus, many treatments work by increasing collagen synthesis. This review critically appraises the evidence to date for the treatment of SD, including both energy-based devices and topical treatments.

KEYWORDS:

Striae distensae; treatment

PMID:
29451986
DOI:
10.1080/14764172.2017.1418515
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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