Striae Distensiae

Striae distensae or stretch marks, are depressed lines or bands of thin reddened skin, which later become white, smooth, shiny, and depressed, occurring in response to changes in weight or muscle mass and skin tension. Their presence is associated with lack of skin elasticity, proportional to the stretching required, so an elastic rupture is verified with an atrophic path line being left behind.

Effective treatment is performed through CO2 fractional laser with association of topical treatments. Several sessions are required and a period of at least 8-12 months of treatment is advised to get full resolution of the condition.