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ACNE & ROSACEA 2013

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Mark P imples may disfigure a face for a few days. But the scars they leave behind can last a lifetime. "There's a psychological factor that adds to the physical scarring," says Jwala Karnik, MD, chief medical officer of Suneva Medical (sunevamedical.com). "You feel less-than, like something bad happened to you. There are a lot of feelings of guilt, hopelessness, lack of confidence and low self-esteem." To make things more complicated, acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat. "They're some of the most challenging conditions we have facing us as dermatologic surgeons," says Michael H. Gold, MD, medical director of the Gold Skin Care Center and Tennessee Clinical 10 July/August 2013 | ACNE & ROSACEA By Randy Dotinga Research Center and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Treating acne scars has been a major challenge due, in large part, to the lack of effective tools. "We were good with wrinkles but didn't really have an effective tool to resurface acne scars," says Jill Waibel, MD, a Miami, Florida-based dermatologist who specializes in aesthetic laser and cosmetic skin procedures. The good news is that today dermatologists and plastic surgeons can turn to a growing array of sophisticated tools and strategies to treat acne scars. © istockphoto.com the Acne scar treatments are becoming more effective thanks to a growing variety of treatment tools.

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