Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser in Treatment of Acne Scars

  • Andrej Petrov Acibadem Sistina Clinical Hospital, Skopje
  • Vesna Pljakovska Acibadem Sistina Clinical Hospital, Skopje
Keywords: Acne scars, aesthetic dermatology, carbon dioxide laser systems, subjective evaluation of adverse effects by the therapy, scale of satisfaction by the treatment

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Scars appear as a result of skin damage during the process of the skin healing. There are two types of acne scars, depending on whether there is a loss or accumulation of collagen: atrophic and hypertrophic. In 80-90% it comes to scars with loss of collagen compared to smaller number of hypertrophic scars and keloids.

AIM: The aim of the study was to determine efficiency and safety of fractional carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of acne scars.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out in Acibadem Sistina Clinical Hospital, Skopje at the Department of Dermatovenerology, with a total of 40 patients treated with fractional carbon dioxide laser (Lutronic eCO2). The study included patients with residual acne scars of a different type.

RESULTS: Comedogenic and papular acne in our material were proportionately presented in 50% of cases, while the other half were the more severe clinical forms of acne - pustular inflammatory acne and nodulocystic acne that leave residual lesions in the form of second, third and fourth grade of scars.

CONCLUSION: The experiences of our work confirm the world experiences that the best result with this method is achieved in dotted ice pick or V-shaped acne scars.

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Published
2015-12-21
How to Cite
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Petrov A, Pljakovska V. Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser in Treatment of Acne Scars. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2015Dec.21 [cited 2020Oct.30];4(1):38-2. Available from: https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2016.004
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