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J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Feb 1:1-21. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2019.1577948. [Epub ahead of print]

Studying the efficacy of a new radical treatment for acne vulgaris using a surgical technique.

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a Department of Dermatology , Yamate Clinic , Kiguchi Bldg. 5F, 1-4-4 Sannomiyacho, Chuo-ku , Kobe-shi , Hyogo 650-0021 , Japan.
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b Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery , Yamate Clinic , Kiguchi Bldg. 5F, 1-4-4 Sannomiyacho, Chuo-ku , Kobe-shi , Hyogo 650-0021 , Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Despite the numerous treatments available for acne vulgaris, not all are efficacious, and many patients experience psychological distress and various side effects from medications used to treat this condition. The objective of this study was to develop a new surgical technique for the treatment of acne.

METHODS:

This surgical technique utilizes tweezers to widen the hair follicle to discharge comedo and pus completely and quickly from the acne.

RESULTS:

Complete healing of acne was observed. Patients whose acne were cured within the range of 1 to 10, 1 to 20, and 1 to 50 treatments accounted for approximately 85%, 93%, and 99% of the 4566 patients, respectively.

CONCLUSION:

This newly developed surgical technique can be used as a basic treatment option for acne vulgaris. The implications of these findings include the prevention of patient psychological distress and avoidance of side effects of medications.

KEYWORDS:

acne vulgaris; comedo extraction; radical treatment; surgical treatment

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