Striae Distensae Treatment Review and Update

Striae distensae (SD) are visible linear scars (stretch marks) which commonly develop in females in areas of dermal damage. The article by Lokhande et al evaluates the existing treatment options and and their efficacy. Early lesions are characterized as smooth, irritable and bluish in color. With time, those usually become permanent as flat, pale and irregular surface. Similar condition during pregnancy is known as striae gravidarum. Over the years, multiple treatment options are reported with varying success. Such topical agents as tretinoin, retinoic acid and hyaluronic acid have been found to be effective. Among procedural therapies, minimally invasive non-surgical skin rejuvenation technologies are widely used lately. Options include: ablative or non-ablative lasers and miscellaneous light based therapies. Nonetheless, prevention of SD remains the main goal, by avoidance of brisk weight gain or loss. Details by the link!