Procedural Treatments for Acne Vulgaris

@article{Taub2007ProceduralTF,
  title={Procedural Treatments for Acne Vulgaris},
  author={Amy Forman Taub},
  journal={Dermatologic Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={1005–1026}
}
  • A. Taub
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic Surgery
BACKGROUND Simple procedural treatments such as comedone extraction and intralesional steroids have been utilized for many years as adjunctive therapy for acne. In the past 5 years, new technologies and procedures have become available that present new options for the treatment of acne. OBJECTIVES The objective was to review, summarize, and evaluate the key studies of procedural therapies for the treatment of acne as well as place them in perspective with current clinical practice. METHODS… 
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