Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

Dipanshu Sur

Dipanshu Sur
ILS Hospital,
Saltlake City, Kolkata, West Bengal

  • Research Article
    The Effects of Topically-Applied Skin Moisturizer on Striae Gravidarum in East Indian Women
    Author(s): Dipanshu Sur and Ratnabali ChakravortyDipanshu Sur and Ratnabali Chakravorty

    Background: Striae result from rapid expansion of the underlying tissue, e.g., during puberty, pregnancy or rapid weight gain. Prior data indicate that the incidence of stretch marks in Indian women is 77%.The hormonal and genetic factors are associated with their appearance. Recently that has been found skin extensibility, elasticity and rupture were strongly influenced by the water content of dermis and epidermis cells. Objective: The objectives were to assess the effects of topical treatments applied during pregnancy on the later development of stretch marks. Materials and methods: An open, prospective, randomized study was done on 120 pregnant women in whom skin elasticity and hydration as well as striae presence or apparition were measured at baseline and periodically until delivery. Patients were randomly assigne.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9554.10000303

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