Girish “Gilly” Munavalli, MD, presented the results of a study on the use of focused ultrasound (MFU-V, Ultherapy, www.ulthera.com) for the treatment of moderate to severe acne as a poster at the 2013 American Academy of Dermatology conference in Miami. The study followed 10 subjects with moderate to severe acne, defined as at least 20 lesions each of inflammatory papulopustular and comedonal acne. Each subject received three treatments spaced 14 days apart. Energy was delivered at 1.5mm/10MHz and 1.0mm/10MHz. Dr. Munavalli reported that 100% of subjects experienced a reduction in sebum production at 180 days with an average reduction of 47.6% on the forehead, 26.6% on cheeks and 43.4% on the chin.
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