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Stretch Marks: Microdermabrasion and Superficial Localized Dermabrasion

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Stretch marks (SM) occur in areas of dermal damage, produced by stretching of the skin. In early stages, they are red to pink (striae rubra); over time, they become increasingly atrophic and white (striae alba). Different treatments may be indicated for early (striae rubra) or old (striae alba) SM, but no definite gold standard treatment has been determined. Microdermabrasion has been studied as a treatment for both early and old SM. It induces epidermal and dermal changes through superficial wounding. Another similar treatment, the superficial localized dermabrasion, is a very low-cost procedure that can improve striae rubra after multiple sessions, especially the narrow ones.

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Dal’Forno Dini, T., Hexsel, C.L. (2020). Stretch Marks: Microdermabrasion and Superficial Localized Dermabrasion. In: Costa, A. (eds) Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Procedures . Springer, Cham.

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