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Laser and Light Treatments for Striae Distensae: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, February 2016
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Title
Laser and Light Treatments for Striae Distensae: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature
Published in
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/s40257-016-0182-8
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Adam S. Aldahan, Vidhi V. Shah, Stephanie Mlacker, Sahal Samarkandy, Mohammed Alsaidan, Keyvan Nouri

Abstract

Striae distensae (SD) are common dermatologic lesions that often arise as a result of rapid weight change, certain endocrine conditions, or prolonged exposure to steroids. SD initially present as raised edematous plaques (striae rubra), after which they become white and atrophic (striae alba) owing to local breakdown and reorganization of collagen and elastin. There currently exists no reliable treatment option, though numerous topical applications have been attempted. Lasers and light represent emerging noninvasive therapies that have demonstrated some success targeting vascular chromophores in striae rubra and stimulating collagen and elastin production in striae alba. An extensive literature review was performed to gather all available articles studying laser and light treatments for SD. Lasers and light can significantly improve the appearance of both striae rubra and striae alba. Generally, striae rubra are more responsive to therapy and can be treated successfully with a variety of lasers without major adverse effects. Fractional lasers exhibit the strongest results for striae alba repigmentation and collagen induction, and several other lasers produce temporary repigmentation. Lasers in combination with other modalities such as topical agents and additional energy devices have also demonstrated promising preliminary results; however, large comparative studies are necessary to validate these outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 39%
Researcher 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Unspecified 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 46%
Unspecified 5 18%
Engineering 3 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Other 4 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 December 2016.
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#1,233,944
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Outputs from American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
#48
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#34,478
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Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
#1
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