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Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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Micro needling: A form of collagen induction therapy for acne scars

6th International Conference on Cosmetology, Trichology and Aesthetic Practices

April 13-14, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Pragya Nair

Shree Krishna Hospital, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Acne Vulgaris (AV) is the most common skin disease affecting adolescent and young adults with reported prevalence of nearly 80%, characterized by comedones, papules, pustules and nodules involving face, upper back, chest and upper arms. Furthermore, it causes permanent scarring which is difficult to treat. AV has a psychological impact on patient, regardless of the severity or grade of the disease. It cause long-lasting and detrimental psychosocial effects and is associated with depression and anxiety. Acne scars are graded broadly, as atrophic and hypertrophic. Atrophic acne scars have been further classified as icepick, rolling and box scar. Micro needling, a form of collagen induction therapy using a device called derma roller is used as a treatment modality for acne scars. Micro needling is effective in grade 2 and 3 rolling/box car scars with good to excellent response and moderate response is seen in pitted scars. Micro needling aims to stimulate collagen production by producing micro wounds and initiating the normal post-inflammatory chemical cascade. Collagen fiber bundles qualitatively increase, thickens and are more loosely woven in both papillary and reticular dermis. It lays down in normal lattice pattern than in parallel bundles as in scar tissue. Neovascularization and neocollagenesis also occurs following treatment which leads to reduction of scars. This technique is easy to master. It has a short healing time and can be used in any type of skin where lasers and deep peels cannot be performed. No risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is evidenced. It can be combined with other acne scar treatment like subcision, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion and fractional resurfacing and maximum benefits can be achieved.

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