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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 258-262

Autologous smashed dermal graft with epidermal re-closure: Modified technique for acne scars


Department of Dermatology, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Umashankar Nagaraju
Department of Dermatology, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Kambipura, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.197081

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Conventional technique of dermal grafting for acne scars where the source of filler material used is the patient's own dermis requires longer surgical time, recovery period and can result in unsightly scars at the donor area. Hence, it is not suitable for treating a larger number of scars. Furthermore, these dermal grafts are firm and cannot be contoured to fit all types of acne scars. Occurrence of epidermal cyst and secondary infection is another complication if epidermis is not completely removed. Enzymatic techniques need trypsinisation which is expensive and requires laboratory facilities.


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