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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 222-228

A new treatment for stretch marks and skin ptosis with electromagnetic fields and negative pressure: A clinical and histological study

1 Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
2 Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Anatomy and Histology Section, University of Verona, School of Medicine, Verona, Italy
3 University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
4 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
5 Department of Innovative Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry, University “G.D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Antonio Scarano
Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_122_20

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Background: Stretch marks (SM) are nowadays the most common aesthetic pathology of the body; in the XX century, it mainly affected pregnant women, while today it also affects teenagers during puberty, boys and girls without distinction. The aim of this study was to evaluate possible variations in the histological structure of the skin—in terms of quality/quantity of the extracellular matrix and of the collagen and elastic fibers—following the electromagnetic fields and negative pressure (V-EMF) treatment as regards hypotonia and SMs. Materials and Methods: For the current study, 60 women, aged between 25 and 45, were examined. All of them presented deep, white or pearly white colored SMs having had them for between 12 and 25 years. These were documented, asking patients their level of satisfaction, through pictures and biopsies. All patients underwent a cycle of 6 or 8 weekly sessions; everyone was highly satisfied with the results obtained. Results: Biopsies proved that the tissue was reorganized and restored to the original volume, characterized by the production of new, high-quality collagen and elastin molecules, by the reorganization of the basement membrane and by the correct positioning of the melanocytes. No side effects were observed during the treatments. This synergy stands as the most suitable treatment of striae rubra and alba. Conclusion: V-EMF enhances the keratinocyte migration base, melanocytes, and promotes neoangiogenesis with the result of improvement in the SM.

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