Skin ultrasound is a valuable tool assessing aesthetical dermatologic conditions as it provides objective data on pathology and treatment evolution.
Red striae are comsequence of rapid growth in volume and “breaking” skin tissue, therefore, they are frequent in adolescence, pregnancy and pathological states as Cushing Syndrome.
Red color in striae is consdered as a sign of on going process and a possibility of prevention of chronification ( white striae) is stil possible with skin care with several topical preparations rich in E vitamin.
Red striae ultrasonographically are evident as depressed ill dermal hypoechoic areas without significative increase in doppler flow.
red stria transversal scan
red stria longitudinal scan
As above discussed treatment of strie is mainly preventive and most interventions are not solid scientifically based.
Skin ultrasound of striae may be an interesting assessment tool in the present and future treatment of this difficult to treat aesthetic skin alteration.