Treatment of acne scarring.

M. Alam*, J. S. Dover

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Acne scarring is common but surprisingly difficult to treat. Scars can involve textural change in the superficial and deep dermis, and can also be associated with erythema, and less often, pigmentary change. In general, treatment of acne scarring is a multistep procedure. First, examination of the patient is necessary to classify the subtypes of scarring that are present. Then, the patient's primary concerns are elicited, and the patient is offered a menu of procedures that may address the various components of the scarring process. It is important to emphasize to the patient that acne scarring can be improved but never entirely reversed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalSkin therapy letter
Volume11
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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