Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy: An Alternative Treatment for Scars, Wrinkles, and Skin Laxity

@article{Aust2008PercutaneousCI,
  title={Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy: An Alternative Treatment for Scars, Wrinkles, and Skin Laxity},
  author={M. Aust and Des Fernandes and P. Kolokythas and H. Kaplan and P. Vogt},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={121},
  pages={1421-1429}
}
Background: Skin laxity, rhytides, and photoaging are generally treated by ablative procedures that injure or destroy the epidermis and its basement membrane, at least in the beginning, and subsequently lead to fibrosis of the papillary dermis. The ideal treatment would be to preserve the epidermis and promote normal collagen and elastin formation in the dermis. Percutaneous collagen induction takes us closer to this ideal. Methods: The authors performed a retrospective analysis of 480 patients… Expand

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