Research and Innovation

The Scar Healing Institute is committed to being a leading pioneer of research and innovation for scar treatment and understanding. Our research branch is actively engaged with finding the newest medications, technologies, and methods to revise scar tissue.

Below are our recent and current studies:

Abstract
Scarring is a dire consequence of acne vulgaris. Particularly, atrophic acne scarring is highly prevalent among young adults, and its physical and psychological effects can persist throughout their lives if left untreated. This literature review will analyze various non-energy-based approaches to treating atrophic acne scarring, emphasizing recent advances within the last 5 to 10 years. To accomplish this, we performed a PubMed search for various acne scar treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, subcision, microneedling, punch techniques, dermal fillers, and thread lifting. Our findings and analysis show that there is no panacean solution to treating atrophic acne scars, which explains the evolving trend towards developing unique combinatorial treatments. Although a fair comparison of each treatment approach is difficult to achieve due to the studies’ varying sample sizes, strength of evidence, treatment execution, etc, there still remains a level of consensus on what treatments are well suited for particular scar types. View our Full Article

Our interests are in:

  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Surgical Scars
  • Keloid Scars
  • Hypertrophic Scars
  • Burn Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch Marks
  • Facial Volume Loss
  • Facial Wrinkles
  • Skin Texture Problems
  • Laser Treatment
  • Dermabrasion
  • Fat Grafting
  • Subcision
  • Peptide Therapy
  • Chemical Treatment and CROSS

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