A 33-year-old member asked:
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what are the differences between stretch marks and striae?

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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
No difference: Different terms for the same phenomenon.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Same thing: They are names for the same problem.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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