Intense Pulsed Light for Acne Vulgaris
Acne vulgaris is a self-limiting chronic inflammatory disorder of the pilo-sebaceous unit characterized by exacerbations and remissions. It is often the early manifestation of puberty and, in girls, it appears relatively early. Acne treatment is divided into two parts, topical and systemic. For grades 1 and 2 acne, topical treatment is all that is required but, for grades 3 and 4, systemic drugs, such as tetracyclines, retinoids, etc., are required to control the acne. Chemical peeling with glycolic and salicylic acid, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide, and narrow band ultraviolet light are a few of the supportive procedural treatments for grades 3 and 4 acne. Intense Pulsed Light therapy is an effective and safe modality of treatment in inflammatory grades 3 and 4 acne vulgaris.
KeywordsAcne vulgaris Intense pulsed light
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