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The use of microdermabrasion for acne: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11298700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Microdermabrasion is a superficial peeling modality that has become quite popular with our patients and the media. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of microdermabrasion in patients with acne. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with grade II-III acne were enrolled into this pilot study. All patients were under dermatologic care and were maintained on their acne medications throughout the study. Patients received eight microdermabrasion treatments at weekly intervals. The results were documented with before and after photographs and evaluated for clinical improvement. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients completed the study with 38% (9/24) having excellent results, 34% (8/24) with good results, 17% (4/24) with fair results, and 12% (3/24) with poor results. Ninety-six percent (23/24) of patients were pleased with their peel results and would recommend this procedure to others. CONCLUSION: The use of microdermabrasion in this pilot study appeared to produce a positive effect on the improvement of acne.
J R Lloyd
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-12     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acne Vulgaris / pathology,  surgery*
Pilot Projects
Comment In:
Dermatol Surg. 2001 Oct;27(10):914   [PMID:  11722539 ]

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