Outcome of combination of microneedling with platelet rich plasma in the treatment of patients with post acne scarring

Authors

  • Rukhsha Hafeez Department of Dermatology, AIMC/ Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.
  • Saima Ilyas Department of Dermatology, AIMC/ Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.
  • Fatima Zia Sheikh Department of Dermatology, AIMC/ Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Rafia Hafeez Department of Dermatology, AIMC/ Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.
  • Lamees Mahmood Malik Department of Dermatology, AIMC/ Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Tariq Rasheed Department of Dermatology, AIMC/ Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.

Keywords:

Post acne scars, Platelet rich plasma, Microneedling

Abstract

Objective To determine the outcome of combination of microneedling with PRP for treatment of patients with post acne atrophic scars attending the Dermatology Department of a tertiary care hospital in Lahore Methods This descriptive case series was performed on a total of 60 patients with post acne scars who fulfilled a predefined inclusion criteria. An informed consent was taken. Relevant information about the patient's demographic data and grade of acne scarring was noted along with baseline photography. All patients were given three sessions of microneedling with PRP at one month intervals,  using standard treatment protocol and the scars were graded four weeks after the 3rd session using the same grading system. Photographs were taken at each visit and 3 weeks after the last visit. The effectiveness of treatment was labeled as per operational definition. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 17. Results Total of 60 patients completed the study, having mean age of 28.65 years. Majority of them were females. The effectiveness of treatment in terms of reduction in grade of acne scarring in one or more grades from baseline was observed in 78.33% (n=47), while in 21.67% (n=13) treatment was not effective. Conclusion Microneedling in combination with topical PRP is an effective treatment for patients of post acne atrophic scars Keywords Post acne scars, Microneedling, Platelet rich plasma.    

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2024-05-06

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Hafeez R, Ilyas S, Sheikh FZ, Hafeez R, Malik LM, Rasheed T. Outcome of combination of microneedling with platelet rich plasma in the treatment of patients with post acne scarring. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024May6 [cited 2024May22];34(1):80-4. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2703

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