[Attempt of preventive treatment of striae gravidarum using preventive massage ointment administration]

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1992;104(2):42-4.
[Article in German]


Striae distensae are an appreciable cosmetic problem for many pregnant women. Preventive application of a water/oil massage cream was tested in a group of 24 gravidae (control group: 26 patients). In the untreated control group striae distensae were observed in two-thirds of the patients, whereas the prophylactically-treated gravidae showed development of striae in only one third of the group given the test preparation. Better results were obtained in women with a favourable constitutional predisposition than in patients with a tendency to overweight. The massage cream was well tolerated by all gravidae.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cicatrix / prevention & control*
  • Emollients / administration & dosage*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Massage*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
  • Risk Factors
  • Skin Diseases / prevention & control*


  • Emollients