Scar Microneedling with PRP: A New Way to Heal and Rejuvenate the Skin

Scars from acne, surgery, or injury can often leave a lasting mark on our skin and self-confidence. However, with progress in dermatological procedures, scar microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has appeared as a promising treatment option. 

Scar microneedling is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment. If you are dealing with acne scars, early postsurgical scars, stretch marks, and other types of scarring, scar microneedling treatments may provide transformative results for you.

Scar Microneedling Treatment Overview

Scar microneedling treats acne scars, surgical scars, and facial scars. By combining microneedling technology with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), this treatment provides: 

  • Stimulating collagen production

  • Promoting skin rejuvenation

  • Improving the appearance of scars

Scar microneedling treatments with Platelet-rich plasma offer targeted treatments to improve skin tone and texture. For best results, scar microneedling is typically performed as a series of treatments and is suitable for patients of all skin tones and types.

How Scar Microneedling Works

Scar microneedling harnesses the body’s natural healing process to improve the look of scars, including acne, surgical, and facial scars.

Collagen induction therapy, as it’s known, helps to rebuild and repair damaged skin, resulting in smoother, more even skin texture. Microneedling treatment promotes skin rejuvenation, addressing concerns like active acne, post-acne scarring, and skin tone irregularities.

Over time, as the skin repairs itself, scars become less noticeable, and the skin’s overall appearance improves. While optimal results require multiple treatment sessions, many patients notice improvements after one treatment.

Scar Microneedling Procedure: Detailed Steps

Microneedling is a popular procedure, and the main steps involved in a scar microneedling include:

  1. Consultation with one of our skincare specialists to consider your skin situation and decide if microneedling is the right therapy for you.

  2. Your skin will be cleansed before the procedure, and a numbing cream will be applied to minimize discomfort.

  3. During the procedure, a microneedling device with fine needles creates tiny punctures on the skin's surface. Micro-injuries stimulate the skin's natural healing response, stimulating collagen and skin regeneration.

  4. The number of sessions needed depends on your scars' severity and desired results. Your healthcare specialist will create a treatment protocol suitable to your specific needs.

  5. After microneedling, follow all skincare instructions, including avoiding direct sun exposure, gentle skincare products, and over-the-counter products that may irritate the skin.

Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and change your therapy plan if needed.

Over time, microneedling can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other types of scarring. It can also help improve skin texture, tone, and pore size.

While microneedling is generally safe and effective, discuss any skin care concerns, including active acne, with your healthcare provider before the procedure. More research may needed to fully understand the long-term effects of microneedling on different types of scars.

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Benefits of Scar Microneedling Treatment

Scar microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option that can be customized to address individual skin problems, making it a popular choice among dermatologists and patients. There are many benefits of scar microneedling, such as:

Scar microneedling can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars, making them less visible and smoother in texture.

The treatment can help to even out skin texture and make scars less noticeable.

Microneedling helps to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, leading to improved skin elasticity and firmness.

Microneedling with PRP is a procedure with minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities shortly after treatment.

The PRP treatment session can help restore a youthful appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Microneedling with PRP is suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin.

The treatment has a low risk of side effects; most patients experience only minor swelling and redness.

Potential Risks and Side Effects of PRP Scar Microneedling

While PRP scar microneedling is generally considered safe, there are potential side effects to be aware of.

  1. Temporary discomfort during the p

  2. There is a slight risk of injury associated with microneedling, although this is minimal when performed by a qualified doctor or dermatologist.

  3. Hyperpigmentation, or changes in skin color, may occur, particularly in individuals with darker skin tones, although this is rare.

It’s important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your doctor to minimize the risk of complications and optimize results. As with any cosmetic procedure, results may vary from person to person, and more sessions may be necessary to reach the desired effect.

Consult with our qualified doctors to understand if PRP scar microneedling is the right treatment option for your skin.

How Scar Microneedling Works on Acne Scar

PRP microneedling is an innovative procedure for treating acne scars and improving the skin’s overall look. Tiny needles create tiny punctures in the acne-scarring treated skin during the procedure, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. This process promotes the formation of new, healthy skin cells and helps minimize the appearance of acne scars over time.

While microneedling with PRP may cause light discomfort during the procedure, the results can improve skin tone, texture, and overall appearance. It’s important to note that patients’ responses to treatment may vary, and multiple sessions may be required to get optimal results.

Targeted Treatment for Different Scars

Different types of scars require targeted treatments to address their specific characteristics.

  1. Acne scars, including atrophic scars and hypertrophic scars, benefit from treatments that stimulate collagen production and promote skin rejuvenation. These treatments may include scar microneedling, which creates controlled micro-wounds to trigger the skin’s natural healing process.

  2. Keloid scars may require specialized interventions to prevent excessive scar tissue formation.

  3. Post-surgery scars often benefit from treatments to minimize redness and swelling and promote optimal wound healing.

Radiofrequency microneedling is another targeted treatment option that can effectively address various types of scars by delivering heat energy to deeper layers of the skin, promoting new collagen production, and improving skin texture.

Better to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional to decide the most comfortable treatment based on the type and severity of the scars. Additionally, suitable skin care products can improve the results and support the skin’s healing process.

Good Candidate for Scar Microneedling

A good candidate for scar microneedling typically has worries about their skin texture and tone, as well as the desire to treat acne scars or other types of scarring.

Is someone who has atrophic or hypertrophic scars that are not responsive to other forms of treatment. Microneedling can be an effective treatment for both types of scars, as it stimulates collagen production and helps to improve the appearance of the skin.

The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate for microneedling with PRP is to consult with one of our dermatologists. They will be able to assess your skin and decide if this is right option for you.

Who Need to Avoid Scar Microneedling

A few groups of people should avoid scar microneedling. These groups include:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding, as the treatment has not been studied in this population.

  • Somone who havs open wounds, such as cuts or abrasions.

  • If they have active skin infections, such as herpes simplex virus or impetigo.

  • Who have recently had radiation therapy or a chemical peel.

  • People who are on certain medications, such as blood thinners.

It is important to discuss your medical history with your dermatologist before considering scar microneedling.


Can Microneedling with PRP remove scars permanently?

While microneedling with PRP can seriously improve the formation of scars, it is not a permanent solution. However, new scars can still develop in the future, so it is important to practice proper skincare to maintain results.

Does microneedling fill in pitted scars?

Yes, microneedling with PRP can help fill in pitted scars, such as atrophic acne scars. The process works by stimulating the body's natural healing process, which encourages the production of collagen and elastin. Over time, this helps to fill in the pitted areas and smooth out the skin's texture.

When do microneedling scars show results?

On average, it can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to see visible results from microneedling for scarring. However, the exact timeline will depend on the severity of the scars, the number of treatments, and the your personal response to the treatment.

How often should you microneedle a scar?

Dermatologist typically advise 3 to 6 sessions, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, for optimal results. Additional treatments may be necessary for deeper or severe scarring, while some individuals may require fewer sessions.

Does microneedling help burn scars?

Microneedling improves burn scar appearance by stimulating collagen and elastin production through tiny skin injuries, reducing redness and discoloration. While it doesn't remove burn scars entirely, it significantly enhances their appearance.

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