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International Journal of Dental and Medical Specialty
Year : 2014, Volume : 1, Issue : 2
First page : ( 11) Last page : ( 19)
Print ISSN : 2350-0921. Online ISSN : 2394-4196.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2394-4196.2014.00001.6

A Study of Efficacy of Microdermabrasion in Treatment of Facial Acne Scars-Original Research

Arora Swati*

Associate Professor, SGRD Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India

*Address for correspondence: Dr. swati arora, 97, inderjit colony, opposite mata kaulan hospital, 100 feet road, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab, India. E-mail: swatisarabdeep@gmail.com

Online published on 21 February, 2015.



Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease of the youth especially in puberty age. One of the most common complications of acne is scarring. It has been found to have a significant impact on their psychological well-being and has been associated with depression and suicide ideation. Acne causes emotional upset and impact to the patient by disfiguring face and scarring skin. Multiple surgical treatments are available for acne scars, which include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion (MDA), laser treatments, and dermal fillers.


The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of MDA in facial acne scars in terms of results and patient satisfaction.

Materials and Methods

A total number of 50 patients with acne scars, who visited the hospital outdoor patient department, were included in this study. All patients were treated with MDA for 10 sittings, 2 weeks apart.


Patients were evaluated and analyzed after 10 sittings or before (if the complete response occurred before 10 sittings), both objectively and subjectively (in term of patient satisfaction).

Result and Conclusion

Of a total of 50 patients, 25 patients (50%) had moderate scarring and of these 21 (84%) showed good response, 3 (12%) showed fair response and 1 (4%) showed excellent response.



Acne vulgaris, facial scars, microdermabrasion.


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