Chemical reconstruction of skin scars therapy using 100% trichloroacetic Acid in the treatment of atrophic facial post varicella scars: a pilot study.
Summary of "Chemical reconstruction of skin scars therapy using 100% trichloroacetic Acid in the treatment of atrophic facial post varicella scars: a pilot study."
Chickenpox (varicella) is a common viral disease caused by Varicella zoster virus. Facial atrophic scars after varicella infection are not uncommon and pose a cosmetic problem. Like atrophic scars of other aetiologies, they are a difficult condition to treat. There are not enough references in the literature regarding efficient treatment of post varicella scars. High strength Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which is known to cause dermal collagen remodelling, was used to treat varicella scars in the present study.
Department of Dermatology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of cutaneous and aesthetic surgery
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24163530
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-2077.118408
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