Problems Encountered Using Dermal Fillers, Particularly Calcium Hydroxylapatite As A Treatment In Acne Scarring
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CaHA (Radiesse) study in moderate to severe atrophic acne scarring

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CaHA (Radiesse) study in moderate to severe atrophic acne scarring

  1. 1. Problems Encountered Using Dermal Fillers, Particularly Calcium Hydroxylapatite As A Treatment In Acne Scarring 8 August 2013 Abstract Objectives: This paper seeks to establish the efficacy and safety profile of dermal fillers, especially calcium hydroxyapatite in the treatment of atrophic acne scars. Methods: Twenty seven subjects with differing degrees of atrophic acne scars were treated with calcium hydroxylapatite filler over a twelve month period. Thirteen patients were treated with low molecular weight cross linked hyaluronic acid in a comparative study Results: Most atrophic acne scars responded well to calcium hydroxyapatite dermal filler treatment. Ice-pick scars were not treated. At 12-month evaluation, 22% of subjects showed 75% improvement;while48%showed50%improvement.Thiscompared to only 3% and 9% for the hyaluronic acid patients. Conclusions: Dermal fillers, especially calcium hydroxyapatite can provide a safe and efficacious method of treating atrophic acne scars. This compound appears to give a more long term effect due to volume replenishment and possible neocollagenesis. The efficacy of hyaluronic acid is not demonstrable Key words: Calcium hydroxyapatite, hyaluronic acid, acne scars, dermal fillers Dr. Patrick Treacy LRCSI, BCh, BCAM, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, BSc (Hons) H Dip Dermatology Ireland Problems Encountered Using Dermal Fillers, Particularly Calcium Hydroxylapatite As A Treatment In Acne Scarring Introduction Acneoccursinabout95%of16-17-year- old boys and 84% of 16-17-year- old girls (1). Although the condition usually resolves by the mid twenties; nevertheless, 1% of men and 5% of women still bear signs of moderately severe acne scarring at 40 years of age (2). Some studies show scarring of some degree may affect up to 95% of patients with acne (3). The same study found keloidal or hypertrophic truncal scarring was more common in men. This form of scarring is usually treated with by such measures as intralesional steroids, silicone sheeting or vascular laser treatment. Atrophic scarring often appears years later and can cause great Problems encountered using dermal fillers, particularly Calcium Hydroxylapatite as a treatment in acne scarring.indd 8 8/1/2013 11:48:29 AM

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