Author: Murtadha H. Raheem
Source: . International Journal of Drug Delivery Technology. 2021;11(3):1103-1106
Erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Er:YAG) laser wavelength (2940 nm) was used to treat acne scars to a different type. There are many different characteristics related to the skin layer, such as the stimulation of the skin. The presented article discusses the technical aspects of the utilization of the Er:YAG laser, its preferential utilization has been most common in the dermatology areas, and the possible and side effects and hazards. Below are the photographs of the patients under this study before and after Er:YAG acne scar skin resurfacing. All of the patients had mixed trophic acne scar types, including the boxcar, ice pick, and rolling scars, even though some certain type is predominating, which is why it is utilized to classify patients in accordance. The difference in the protocols of treatment in addition to the scales of the evaluation that are utilized for the determination of the acne scarring severity in numerous clinical trials have made it difficult comparing the effectiveness of the variety of the fractional lasers that exist for treating the acne scars. In addition to that, studies that investigate the role of Erbium:YAG laser as the main choice in treating the atrophic acne scars are quite limited, which included 6 patient aged 18–25 years with the atrophic facial acne scars with Er:YAG laser. Acne scarring is one of the common dermatological conditions,
causing cosmetic and psychological problems.
Keywords: Acne scar, Erbium Yag, Laser, Male.