Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

JUN 2017

An evidence-based, peer-reviewed journal for practicing clinicians in the field of dermatology

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54 JCAD journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology June 2017 • volume 10 • Number 6 Medicine (table 3). a recommendation was made for a disease based on the presence of at least one level 1 study or more than three level 2 or 3 studies that had concordant results. ACNE AND ACNE SCARS acne scars are a result of destruction of collagen secondary to inflammation. it is a potentially disfiguring condition and can be difficult to treat in skin of color patients owing to a higher risk of scarring and pigmentary abnormalities. 40 a large number of studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of fractional lasers in treating acne scars in lighter skin types. only a limited number of studies have included skin types iv to vi. table 4 depicts the relevant details of these studies. 17–29 based on the studies mentioned in table 4, fractional nonablative lasers are a safe and effective treatment option for acne scars in skin type iv to vi. Kim et al 18 reported that nonablative fractional laser is superior to chemical r E v I E w Figure 2. classification of studies according to study design Figure 3. categorization of studies according to disease entity Figure 4. Number of studies including subjects with SPT Iv, v and vI

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