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Dermatol Surg. 2016 May;42(5):573-85. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000715.

Energy-Based Devices in Treatment of Acne Vulgaris.

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*Dermatology, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey; †Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ, New York, New York; ‡Department of Dermatology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Acne vulgaris is a chronic dermatologic complaint with a multifactorial cause. Traditionally, antibiotics and retinoids have been used to manage the condition; patient compliance has been an ongoing issue. A variety of energy-based devices have been reported to be effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

OBJECTIVE:

To review and summarize the current literature specific to treatment of acne vulgaris with energy-based devices.

METHODS:

A review of the current literature of energy-based devices used for the treatment of acne vulgaris.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

Although limited randomized controlled trials for the treatment of acne have been performed, significant clinical improvement of acne vulgaris, especially of inflammatory lesions, has been demonstrated with a variety of energy-based devices. Newer approaches may lead to even better results.

PMID:
27110894
DOI:
10.1097/DSS.0000000000000715
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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