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Acne Scar Treatments

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1. Please read this article if you would like to know more about scars and scar treatments:

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(Thank you Biggs881 for bringing this article to our attention.)

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Thank you, TokyoGirl for the following information:

I came across an excellent publication on grading types and severity of acne scarring, as well as the best treatment approach for each type of scarring, a few months ago.

The document is long at over 120 pages. If you join Scribd, you can download the pdf. It's a great read and resource for anyone hoping to treat their scars. I hope you find it as useful as I have.

For your reference, here's a glimpse of what's touched on:


Table of Contents.

1 Classification of acne scars: A review with clinical and ultrasound correlation

2 Pathophysiology of acne scars 8

3 Hypertrophic and keloidal scars 11

4 Topical therapy for acne scarring 20

5 Superficial peeling 27

6 Medium depth and deep peeling 34

7 Dermabrasion for acne scars 42

8 Fillers and fat transfer for treatment of acne scarring 49

9 Needling 57

10 Fractional photothermolysis for acne scars 67

11 Nonablative and ablative devices for the treatment of acne scars 72

12 Surgical techniques: Excision, grafting, punch techniques and subcision 76

13 Camouflage: Clinical importance of corrective cover cosmetic (Camouflage)and quality-of-life outcome in the management of patients with acne scarringand/or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation 87

14 Acne scars in Asian patients 90

15 Acne scarring and patients of African descent 98

16 Treatment algorithm for acne scars 110


Best of luck to all fellow sufferers!

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