Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2021
Microgalvanopuncture in the Treatment of Striae - Systematic Literature Review
Daiane Dos Santos1* and Naudimar Di Pietro Simões2
1Physiotherapist, Postgraduate in Dermatofunctional Physiotherapy (IBRATE), Brazil
2Physiotherapist, Master in Science and Technology (PUCPR), Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Daiane Dos Santos, Physiotherapist, Postgraduate in Dermatofunctional Physiotherapy (IBRATE), Brazil.
Received: January 13, 2021; Published: February 10, 2021


Introduction: Striae is a cutaneous atrophy that arises from the rupture of elastic fibers that are located in the dermis, affecting 2.5 times more females when compared to males. The microgalvanic current is one of the most used techniques for the treatment of stretch marks, despite that, its results are still inconclusive.

Objective: Review in the literature the information about the microgalvanopuncture technique and its applicability for the treatment of stretch marks.

Method: This article consists of a systematic review, conducted from four electronic databases: Google Scholar, Scielo, PubMed and Virtual Health Library. The keywords used in the search for manuscripts were electrotherapy, striations, microgalvanopuntura and microgalvanic current. The original articles related to the theme were researched in Portuguese and English, between 2007 and 2018.

Results: The search resulted in twenty-one articles, however, only seven (33.33%) studies met the criteria necessary for inclusion in this review. All studies performed the random sampling process of the participants. Most studies (85.71%) presented a positive relationship between microgalvanopuntura and the treatment of stretch marks, indicating that the technique can be effective in improving aspects and perception of stretch marks.

Conclusion: The use of microgalvanopuntura in the treatment of stretch marks presents positive evidence regarding its clinical applicability, showing itself to be an effective technique for this specificity. However, it is suggested that further controlled studies be conducted comparing the intensities and technique of application.

Keywords: Electrotherapy; Physiotherapy; Stretch Mark; Electroacupuncture


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Citation: Daiane Dos Santos and Naudimar Di Pietro Simões. “Microgalvanopuncture in the Treatment of Striae - Systematic Literature Review”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.3 (2021): 126-132.

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