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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2012 Jun;11(2):158-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2012.00617.x.

Hair transplant for acne scars: an innovative approach.

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  • 1Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.


Postacne scarring is a common entity that affects patients both physically and psychologically. Treatment of facial scarring is rarely a mono-dimensional process. Various modalities of treatments from cheaper subcision, punch techniques and excision to expensive laser resurfacing techniques are available. Treatment of postacne scars in a particular case has to be individualized, taking into consideration many factors like age, gender, types of scarring, Fitzpatrick skin type, and socioeconomic status of the patient. In this article, we describe an innovative method of simply doing hair transplantation in acne scars and hence making them less visible and cosmetically well acceptable to the patient.

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