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Salicylic Acid Peel and Fusion Peel with Salicylic & Mandelic Acid Peel for Treatment of Acne Scars - A Comparative Study

Published Online: 18 Mar 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 12 (2020) - Issue 3 (September 2020)
Page range: 69 - 78
Received: 21 Dec 2020
Accepted: 24 Dec 2020
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2406-0631
ISSN
1821-0902
First Published
12 Feb 2012
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Introduction. Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin diseases affecting more than 85% of individuals worldwide. The study aimed to compare the therapeutic efficacy of Salicylic acid peel and Salicylic acid - mandelic acid peel for treatment of acne scars.

Material and Methods. A comparative study was conducted on 41 patients, divided into two groups based on treatment choice by the subjects. Group A (23) were treated with 30% salycilic acid peels, and group B (18) were treated with 20% salycilic acid and 10% mandelic acid peels at an interval of 2 weeks for three sessions. The physician’s global assessment scale and clinical photographs were used at the end of three sessions. All the data were analysed using SPSS considering P<0.05 as significant.

Results. Of the total 41 patients analyzed, the mean age in both the groups were comparable. (Group A: 20.4 years; Group B: 20.5 years). Duration of acne was >12 months in both the groups 13 (56.52%) & 10 (55.56%)). Thirteen patients (56.52%) in group A and 1 (5.56%) in group B had no side effects which was statistically significant (p=0.01). Using the physician’s global assessment scale 51-75% (Good) an improvement was seen in grade I 4 (17%) and 18 (78%) in grade II in group A and 2 (11%) in grade I and 12 (67%) in grade II in group B, respectively which was statistically significant (p=0.001).

Conclusion. Both agents showed almost equal efficacy in improving mild-to-moderate acne scars. Adverse effects were less with Salicylic acid peel compared with mandelic acid peel..

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