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Topical tretinoin therapy for management of early striae

      Stretch marks, or striae, are common skin lesions that have no medical consequences but are frequently distressing to those afflicted. These disfiguring marks are usually caused by excessive stretching of the skin that occurs with pregnancy, adolescent growth spurts, obesity, and weightlifting.
      • Zheng P
      • Lavkar RM
      • Kligman AM
      Anatomy of striae.
      • Shuster S
      The cause of striae distensae.
      Patients’ quality of life can be enhanced with effective management of these unsightly marks. Until recently, therapeutic options for striae have been poor, at best.
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