Practical Evaluation and Management of Atrophic Acne Scars: Tips for the General Dermatologist

Abstract

Atrophic acne scarring is an unfortunate, permanent complication of acne vulgaris, which may be associated with significant psychological distress. General dermatologists are frequently presented with the challenge of evaluating and providing treatment recommendations to patients with acne scars. This article reviews a practical, step-by-step approach to evaluating the patient with atrophic acne scars. An algorithm for providing treatment options is presented, along with pitfalls to avoid. A few select procedures that may be incorporated into a general dermatology practice are reviewed in greater detail, including filler injections, skin needling, and the punch excision

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oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3168245Last time updated on 7/8/2012

This paper was published in PubMed Central.

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