Punch Techniques

What Is It?

Punch techniques consist of punch excision (cutting the scar out completely), punch grafting (putting tissue from another place in the hole that is left after punch excision), and punch elevation (similar to punch excision, but not removing the scar and instead elevating it to the skin’s surface).

Good or Excellent Response

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73% of patients achieved a good (>50%) or excellent (>75%) improvement in scarring after 2 sessions

Moderate Response

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100% of patients achieved at least a moderate (>25%) improvement in scarring after 2 sessions
  1. Faghihi, G. et al. Efficacy of punch elevation combined with fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing in facial atrophic acne scarring: a randomized split-face clinical study. Indian J Dermatol 60, 473–478 (2015).
  2. Grevelink, J. M. & White, V. R. Concurrent use of laser skin resurfacing and punch excision in the treatment of facial acne scarring. Dermatol Surg 24, 527–530 (1998).

Side Effects

Medium
Medium side effects and adverse reactions

Reviews

3.4
30 Reviews