J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Feb 16:1-9. Epub 2018 Feb 16.
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.
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. Read More