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Stretch Marks

About 88% of people have stretch marks which are a form of scar. Stretch marks can occur for a variety of different reasons such as growth spurts during puberty and pregnancy, and weight gain or loss. Stretch marks do not contain sweat glands or hair follicles and the absence of these elements which are present in normal skin can lead to irritation. Pracaxi oil which is derived from the seeds of a tree indigenous to the Amazon, natural EGCg and medications such as tranilast can be helpful. Compounded scar formulations containing the appropriate ingredients can help with natural skin renewal and resurfacing, and improve the appearance of new scars, old scars, surgical scars, keloids, and stretch marks.  Ask our compounding pharmacist for more information.


Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2014 Dec; 4(2): 259–269.

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