Volume 15 - Issue 8 - August 2007

Among the most common dermatological surgical procedures are acne surgery/comedo extraction (CPT code 10040) and milia extraction/destruction (CPT codes 17110/171111). Although these codes are commonly used,1-8 a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of acne surgery is lacking. To make a start at evaluating the place of these procedures in the dermatological armamentarium, this article will review data available on these procedures on the Internet and on PubMed.1-27 Defining Comedones — the Targets of Acne Surgery Acne surgery involves comedo extracti