Amani Yassine Saad
Lebanese Esthetic Medical Center, Lebanon
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Univer Surg
Acne scaring treatment is one of the most challenging treatments in dermatology. Nearly 95% of patients with acne vulgaris develop acne scars. Resurfacing procedures are the most commonly aesthetic interventions used to treat acne scars. Dermabrasion, chemical peelings and lasers (ablative and non-ablative, fractional and non-fractional) are different kinds of these resurfacing procedures that are frequently used in the treatment of atrophic acne scars with different success rates. One of the most commonly used procedures nowadays is CO2 fractional laser. CO2 laser resurfacing has been shown by clinical and histopathological studies to be efficacious in treating acne scarring with a 50-80% improvement typically seen. However, many adverse effects have been seen after CO2 fractional laser resurfacing although much less than that seen after traditional CO2 laser resurfacing .On the other hand , many other non-resurfacing procedures have been used in the treatment of acne scars. Skin micro needling, a new emerging procedure, have been shown recently to be effective in treating atrophic acne scarring. In this research, an evidence-based approach has been done to study the effects of micro needling in the treatment of atrophic acne scars, its success rate and side effects with a systematic review to access the effects of micro needling compared to the well-known fractional CO2 laser
Amani Yassine SAAD is a Member of the American Academy for Aesthetic Medicine. She is in her second year of MSc in Aesthetic Medicine at Qweenmary's University of London. She is the Owner of Lebanese Esthetic Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon where she worked and still in aesthetic medicine for fourteen years.
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