Striae Atrophicans

Striae atrophicans are a type of stretch mark as a result of thinned skin. It usually follows medical conditions like Cushing's syndrome, steroid treatment, prolonged use of contraceptive pills, chemotherapeutic agents, antibiotics, Marfan syndrome, chronic liver diseases, anorexia nervosa, etc. It is more common in women than in men.

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How can stretch marks be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My main concern is, I have a lot of stretch marks on my body. I had them on my shoulder and thighs since I was 10 years old. Now, I have them even on my belly and biceps area. For the past three months, I have been working out. I do not feel it is because of working ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and noticed that you have a lot of old stretch marks on your shoulders and abdomen. I would suggest you start topical application of Tretinoin cream 0.1% on the stretch marks daily at night...  Read Full »

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