ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Microneedling Vs Microneedling with PRP in Atrophic Acne Scars Treatment

    B S Sindhu, GP Chandrasekhar Naidu, V Sudhakar Babu, G.Reddy Teja
    JCDR. 2023: 1106-1114


    Acne scarring is the most common problem in acne patients causing cosmetic concern in acne patients attending dermatology OPD. Microneedling when combined with PRP has synergistic effect and offer a unique treatment approach with limited adverse effects and less down time. Aims: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of micro needling combined with PRP and microneedling alone in facial acne scars. Methods: A total of 60 patients were included in the study and randomly divided into two groups, Group A: 30 and Group B: 30. Proper counseling was done, and detailed clinical findings were recorded. Patients in Group A were treated with dermaroller alone while Group B patients underwent treatment with a combination of dermaroller and intradermal PRP injections. A total of four sittings were done at monthly interval. Final response was assessed at 1 month after the last sitting. Criteria of evaluation included Goodman and Baron's quantitative scale, visual analogue score, and dermatology life quality index scores. Side effects were noted. Results were analyzed using Chi-square test and t-test. Results: Significant percentage improvement was noted in both the groups. However, Group B treated with both modalities had better results when compared with that in the Group A. Conclusion: A combination approach using dermaroller and PRP was a safe and better option than using dermaroller alone in atrophic acne scars for clinical improvement as well as for improvement in dermatology life quality index score.


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