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Current therapeutic approach to acne scars.
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PMID:  20887698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occurrence and incidence of acne scarring is different. Lasting for years, acne can cause both physical and psychological scarring. Scarring frequently results from severe inflammatory nodulocystic acne but may also result from more superficial inflamed lesions or from self-manipulation. There are two general types of acne scars: hypertrophic (keloid) scars, and atrophic (icepick, rolling and boxcar) scars. The management of acne scarring includes various types of resurfacing (chemical peels, lasers, lights, cryotherapy), use of dermal fillers, and surgical methods such as dermabrasion, subcision or punch excision. Individual scar characteristics, including color, texture and morphology, determine the treatment choice. Combining treatment methods may provide additional improvement compared with one method alone. It should be noted that none of the currently available treatments can achieve complete resolution of the scar. The best method of preventing or limiting scarring is to treat acne early enough to minimize the extent and duration of inflammation.
Aleksandra Basta-Juzbašić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1847-6538     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Dermatovenerol Croat     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-01-25     Revised Date:  2012-08-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433781     Medline TA:  Acta Dermatovenerol Croat     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Šalata 4, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Acne Vulgaris / complications*
Cicatrix / etiology,  pathology,  therapy*
Cicatrix, Hypertrophic / etiology,  pathology,  therapy

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