Is there any other way to get stretch marks other than weight gain and steroid use?

If a person uses steroids as a child and then gets stretch marks, this condition will persist during adult life?

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Understanding stretch marks and treatment--lasers, microneedling/prp, radiofrequency

Corticosteroid creams, lotions, and pills can cause stretch marks by decreasing the skin's ability to stretch. If you're asking if the stretch marks go away as an adult, they won't. They can be improved with a combination of microneedling/prp, lasers or radiofrequency devices. I suggest a cosmetic dermatologist with experience in the treatment of scars and who is an expert in lasers. Best, Dr. Emer.


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