A Case Report on the Therapeutic Approach of Micro Needling in the Management of Acne Scars
Atrophic acne scars, a complication of acne vulgaris, presents a great struggle before dermatologists as there is no standard treatment option available for its cure. Several therapeutic modalities like peeling, different types of lasers and others have been in use nowadays. The minimally invasive procedure known as micro needling is one such modality that involves repeated puncturing of skin with sterile microneedles in order to break the dermal collagen that holds the scar tissue together. Several recent reports indicate the efficacy of micro needling, particularly derma roller as well as fractionated microneedle radiofrequency for managing atrophic acne scars. In this case report, a 20-year-old female coming to the O.P.D of Department of Amraz-e-jild wa zohrawiya, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh with atrophic ace scars (icepick, rolling and boxcar) on both cheeks. The patient was treated with micro needling once a week for a period of 8 weeks. The results were assessed on Qualitative Scarring Grading System, Cardiff Acne Disability Index as well as photographs of the patient. A significant amount of reduction was observed in the scars at the end of the study, the details of which are discussed in full length paper.
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