The visible scarring left permanently on the skin after acne itself subsides often causes considerable distress for the patients concerned. The traditional treatment by dermabrasion has now been supplemented and supplanted by a number of innovative therapies, often developed as tools in cosmetic dermatology, and this text - the first monograph devoted to the topic - will be welcomed by both general and cosmetic dermatologists as a useful guide through the complexities of treatment.
Classification of acne scars: A review with clinical and ultrasound correlation. Pathophysiology of acne scars. Hypertrophic and keloidal scars. Topical therapy for acne scarring. Superficial peeling. Medium depth and deep peeling. Dermabrasion for acne scars. Fillers and fat transfer for treatment of acne scarring. Fractional photothermolysis for acne scars. Nonablative and ablative devices for the treatment of acne scars. Surgical techniques: Excision, grafting, punch techniques and subcision. Camouflage: Clinical importance of corrective cover cosmetic (Camouflage) and quality-of-life outcome in the management of patients with acne scarring and/or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Acne scars in Asian patients. Acne scarring and patients of African descent. Treatment algorithm for acne scars. Index.