International Conference and Expo on Dermatopathology and Skin Care
Dr. Abid Hussain
Faisalabad Medical University, Pakistan
Title: The efficacy of fractional radiofrequency microneedle system in treatment of facial atrophic acne scars
Biography: Dr. Abid Hussain
Treatment of acne scars remains a challenge to dermatologists. There exists a multitude of modalities to treat acne scars such as more invasive surgical techniques, subcision, chemical peels, ablative lasers, fractional lasers, etc. with variable results and adverse effects. Fractional radiofrequency microneedle system (FRMS) is a recently used modality to treat acne scars firstly by Korean dermatologists but there is no sufficient trials and studies available worldwide.
To determine the efficacy and adverse effects of fractional radiofrequency microneedle system (FRMS) on acne scars in our population.
Twenty five subjects with acne scars for more than 6 months were enrolled in the study. All patients were treated with fractional radiofrequency microneedle system (Pinxel-2, BEIJING SANHE BEAUTY 2014) on affected areas for a total number of five treatment sessions at 1-month intervals. Subjective assessments were obtained at baseline, 1, 3 and 6 months after the last treatment session by self-evaluation, on visual analogue scale and photographic comparison by two independent consultant dermatologists.
Five patients shows excellent (76 to 100%) improvement, 11 patients good (51 to 75%) improvement, 7 patients moderate (25 to 50%) and 2 patients mild(1 to 25%) improvement.No long term side effects were noted.
CONCLUSION: Radiofrequency Microneedling is safe and effective option for atrophic acne scars.