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American Society of Plastic Surgery: "Microdermabrasion."
Cleveland Clinic: "Stretch Marks."
Dermatologic Surgery: "Striae Distensae (Stretch Marks) and Different Modalities of Therapy: An Update."
Doris Day, MD, dermatologist, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City.
The Marfan Foundation: "What is Marfan Syndrome?"
National Institutes of Health: "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome," "Fractional nonablative 1540-nm laser treatment of striae distensae in Fitzpatrick skin types II to IV: clinical and histological results," "Topic tretinoin (retinoic acid) improves early stretch marks."
National Health Service: "Stretch marks in pregnancy."
Teens Health: “Stretch Marks.”
UCLA Health: "Cushing's Disease."
University of Michigan: "Stretch Mark Science."
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