SALICYLIC ACID PEELING IN THE TREATMENT OF FACIAL ACNE VULGARIS
Keywords:outcome, salicylic acid peeling, acne vulgaris
Background: Acne vulgaris is a common chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebacious follicles. This study was designed to see the outcome of salicylic acid peeling for the treatment of mild to moderately severe facial acne vulgaris in Asian skin. Methods: This was a descriptive case series study carried out at Dermatology Department Sir Ganga Ram Hospital/ Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore from 24th May to 23rd November, 2015. A total of 75 patients with mild to moderately severe facial acne vulgaris were enrolled in the study. Salicylic acid (20â€“30%) was used for peeling over the face fortnightly for 3 months. Outcome was assessed in terms of good to fair response at one month follow- up visit after completion of therapy. Results: Sixty-eight (90.7%) patients showed good to fair response at one month follow-up. Conclusion: Salicylic acid peeling is effective for the treatment of mild to moderately severe facial acne vulgaris in Asian skin.
Pak J Physiol 2016;12(4):7â€“8
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