Striae in Adolescents Pictures - 6 Photos & Images
Striae are common linear, red to violaceous atrophic lesions, also known as striae cutis distensae or striae atrophicae. Commonly several centimeters in length and between 1 to 10 mm wide, striae's long axes are perpendicular to the direction of skin tension lines. Initially, striae may appear pink, red, or violet. In severe cases, they may have raised and inflamed edges. They tend to occur on the thighs, buttocks, shoulders, breasts, and lumbosacral areas in boys. Over time, they become flatter and acquire a white to silver appearance.