Tosti: Acne Scars: Classification and Treatment (Series in Dermatological Treatment)

Scar is defined as ‘‘the fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue destroyed by injury or disease’’. Causes of acne scar formation can be broadly categorized as either the result of increased tissue formation or, more commonly, loss or damage of local tissue.
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.

1 Classification of acne scars: A review with clinical and ultrasound correlation
2 Pathophysiology of acne scars
3 Hypertrophic and keloidal scars
4 Topical therapy for acne scarring
5 Superficial peeling
6 Medium depth and deep peeling
7 Dermabrasion for acne scars
8 Fillers and fat transfer for treatment of acne scarring
9 Needling
10 Fractional photothermolysis for acne scars
11 Nonablative and ablative devices for the treatment of acne scars
12 Surgical techniques: Excision, grafting, punch techniques and subcision
13 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
14 Acne scars in Asian patients
15 Acne scarring and patients of African descent
16 Treatment algorithm for acne scars

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Informa Healthcare; 1 edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841846872
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841846873
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
List Price: $302.00

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