Reverse Stretch Marks
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Skin, like muscle, has the properties of extensibility (stretch) and elasticity (ability to return to the original shape after being stretched). These properties are made possible by the presence of collagen and elastic fibers as major components of the tissue comprising the dermis. When the elastic properties of the skin have been exceeded, white lines known as stretch marks appear.
A variety of leukodermas of the skin have also been treated with both the excimer laser and targeted UVB systems. Leukodermas of the skin are defined as loss of skin pigment from a disease process (i. e., vitiligo) or secondary to an injury pattern to the skin (including loss of pigment from burns, surgical procedures, and following laser resurfacing procedures). Other skin concerns, such as idiopathic guttate hypome-lanosis and hypopigmented stretch marks are also being evaluated with these technologies. Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which Hypopigmented Stretch Marks Hypopigmented stretch marks (striae) are often seen in dermatologic and cosmetic clinics. Vascular stretch marks are easy to treat with a variety of vascular lasers and IPLs. Hypopigmented stretch marks are more difficult to treat. Goldberg and his group (Sarradet et al. 2002) treated ten patients with mature hypopigmented striae using the 308 nm excimer laser. Repigmentation was noted in all study participants...
Pink to brown or black, and haemangiomas (Campbell de Morgan spots) are so common that they could be considered normal changes. The presence of striae requires explanation. Any abnormality of the skin should be noted, including surgical scars, and the nature of the surgery undertaken should be identified. Laparoscopic incisions are usually immediately below the umbilicus and may be difficult to see. The common sites of surgical incisions are shown in Table 5.26 and illustrated in Figure 5.7. Other transverse incisions are used for access to the aorta, kidneys, adrenals, ureters, sympathetic chain or stoma closures. The common types of stoma arc illustrated in Figure 5.8. The effluent from a colostomy is solid with a faecal odour in an ileostomy there is a fluid, odourless effluent.
Fig. 2.20 Diagnostic seguence, lichen planus. B Discrete flat-topped papules at the wrist, E Wlckham's striae visible on close inspection B White lacy network of striae on buccal mucosa. striae on close inspection of the papules (Fig. 2.20B), and made indisputable by the observation of a while lacy network on the buccal mucosa (Fig. 2.20C) a biopsy for diagnostic purposes in this instance would be like checking the engine specification of a car to determine its make rather than looking at the general shape and (he name on the body Fig. 2.20 Diagnostic seguence, lichen planus. B Discrete flat-topped papules at the wrist, E Wlckham's striae visible on close inspection B White lacy network of striae on buccal mucosa.
One of the earliest signs in most all patients with CS (including CD) is obesity in growing children this is combined with growth deceleration or arrest (9-12). The accumulation of visceral fat in patients with CS, a result of excess cortisol and insulin secretion, is associated with the full expression of the metabolic syndrome X (hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypercoagulation, insulin resistance) and its long-term (cardiovascular) sequelae. Typical signs of glucocorticoid excess are fat accumulation in the face (especially temple area and cheeks), neck (buffalo hump, supraclavicular fossae), trunk, abdomen, and epidural fat, with sparing of the limbs (8,13,14). Connective tissue atrophy leads to thin fragile skin, violaceous striae, and easy bruising. Hirsutism and a variable degree of acne (depending on the individual sensitivity to glucocortioids and androgens) can also be seen. Although mild to moderate hypertension often are present in patients with CD, hypokalemia and...
Could be an example of tissue reorganisation directly related to the process of tissue reorganisation during full-depth wound repair. There are many physiological changes during pregnancy and stretch marks are not restricted only to the abdomen (see, for example, the article by Elling and Powell 1997).
A variety of medical concerns are now being treated with lasers and light sources. The advent of ALA-PDT has heralded a potentially new era for dermatologists and laser surgeons far beyond the treatment of AKs, BCCs, and SCCs. Now photodynamic photorejuvenation is a common term and photorejuvenation treatments are being enhanced with the use of ALA-PDT. Other entities, including acne vulgaris, hidradenitis suppurativa, and sebaceous gland hyperplasia are being treated with lasers, light sources, and ALA-PDT. Lasers and light sources are also being used to treat psoriasis vulgaris, vitiligo, and other hypopigmented disorders, including hypopigmented stretch marks. Lasers and light sources can now be used to treat both medical and cosmetic dermatologic conditions.
Physical appearance is altered by weight gain that produces truncal fat deposition (moon facies, buffalo hump), hirsutism, acne, easy bruising, and purple striae. Although individual patients differ in their susceptibility to these changes, reduction of the steroid dosage will eventually reduce the severity of these manifestations.
Cutaneous side effects include acne, hirsutism, striae, purpura, and impaired wound healing. Osteoporosis, myopathy, and aseptic necrosis of bone may occur. Gastrointestinal side effects include peptic ulceration with bleeding or perforation and pancreatitis. Hypertension and edema secondary to fluid retention occur. Steroid psychosis and benign intracranial hypertension are the central nervous system adverse reactions. Ocular effects include cataracts and glaucoma. Patients may suffer growth arrest, secondary amenorrhea, impotence, and suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Glucose intolerance, hyperosmolar nonketotic coma, and centripetal obesity occur. The risk for infection is increased. Intraarticular corticosteroids may cause a crystal-induced transient synovitis. Immobilization and ice compress will facilitate resolution persistence of the synovitis beyond 24 hours raises the possibility of an arthrocentesis-related infectious arthritis. Topical steroids,...