Striae treated by a novel combination treatment – sand abrasion and a patent mixture containing 15% trichloracetic acid followed by 6–24 hrs of a patent cream under plastic occlusion

Authors


Maurice Adatto, 5, Rd-Pt Plainpalais, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland. E-mail: maurice.adatto@skinpulse.ch

Summary

Background  Striae are a common cosmetic problem, especially for women. Little has been published about chemical peel treatment of striae.

Objective  To recount 5 years experience of striae treated by a novel combination treatment – sand abrasion and a patent mixture containing 15% trichloracetic acid followed by 6–24 h of a patent cream under plastic occlusion.

Materials and methods  Sixty-nine females of various phototypes, aged 14–63 years, were treated at various anatomical sites: abdomen (43), lateral thighs (11), breasts (4), back (3), waist (3) and others (5). Striae of all types: fresh, old, mild and severe, were treated. Average follow up was 18 months.

Results  After 1–8 treatments (median 4.2), appearance of the striae improved by 70%. Results were best in fresher and more superficial striae.

Conclusions  A novel combination treatment is reported which safely, predictably and effectively improved striae in all skin types.

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