Given this preliminary clinical observation of percutaneous collagen induction therapy in striae distensae, we strongly believe that further large-scale and possibly randomized controlled trials are mandatory to elucidate the value of this promising technique.
Dr. Aust is a medical consultant for Care Concept, distributors for Environ Skin Care Products and Roll-CitR in Germany. Neither of the other authors has any financial information to disclose.
Matthias C. Aust, M.D.
Karsten Knobloch, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter M. Vogt, M.D., Ph.D.
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