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New Study Finds CO2 Ablative Fractional Resurfacing Safe And Effective For Deep Acne Scarring
Date:11/19/2008

For many acne patients, the resulting acne scars which last long after the pimples have disappeared can cause considerable psychosocial distress. Now, a new study recently published in "Lasers in Surgery and Medicine" (August 2008 issue), the peer-reviewed professional journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, shows that a novel laser device combining CO2 ablation with the principles of fractional photothermolysis can significantly improve the appearance of acne scarring without compromising patient safety.

Wausau, Wisconsin (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 -- For many acne patients, the resulting acne scars which last long after the pimples have disappeared can cause considerable psychosocial distress. Now, a new study recently published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (August 2008 issue), the peer-reviewed professional journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, shows that a novel laser device combining CO2 ablation with the principles of fractional photothermolysis can significantly improve the appearance of acne scarring without compromising patient safety.

In the article entitled "Successful Treatment of Acneiform Scarring with CO2 Ablative Fractional Resurfacing," laser expert Anne M. Chapas, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY, reports that patients in her study experienced a mean level of improvement of 66.8% in the appearance of moderate to severe acne scars with this new ablative technology. According to dermatology experts, a good rule of thumb is a 30 percent to 50 percent improvement in acne scarring.

Dr. Chapas explained that acne scars are the result of compromised collagen production during the natural wound healing process, resulting in topographical depressions that are quite common in acne patients. Without using treatments capable of affectin
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