Stretch Marks - Patients ask Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Treatments: Massage and exercise, pulsed dye laser (PDL) for redness, no reliable other treatment available yet.
Stretch marks can be caused by rapid expansion of the skin through a growth spurt or rapid weight gain. Long term treatment with oral and topical steroids also predispose to stretch marks.
Although several devices have been approved for the treatment of stretch marks, results are very unpredictable. Twice daily massaging of the affected area with any moisturizer paired with toning exercises still deliver the best results in the majority of individuals.