Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Mol Med Rep. 2013 Jul;8(1):233-7. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2013.1455. Epub 2013 May 2.

The efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma combined with erbium fractional laser therapy for facial acne scars or acne.

Author information

1
Department of Plastic Surgery, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command, The Key Laboratory of Trauma Treatment and Tissue Repair of Tropical Area, PLA, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510010, PR China.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) combined with erbium fractional laser therapy for facial acne or acne scars. PRP combined with erbium fractional laser therapy was used for the treatment of 22 patients, including 16 patients who suffered from facial acne scars and 6 patients who suffered from acne scars concomitant with acne. Whole blood (40 ml) was collected from each patient, and following differential centrifugation, PRP was harvested. After using an erbium fractional laser, we applied PRP to the entire face of every patient. Digital photos were taken before and after the treatment for evaluation by dermatologists and the patients rated the efficacy on a 5-point scale. The erythema was moderate or mild, while its total duration was <3 days; after receiving the treatment three times, 90.9% of the patients showed an improvement of >50%, and 91% of the patients were satisfied; no acne inflammation was observed after treatment. PRP combined with erbium fractional laser therapy is an effective and safe approach for treating acne scars or acne, with minimal side-effects, and it simultaneously enhanced the recovery of laser-damaged skin.

PMID:
23653117
DOI:
10.3892/mmr.2013.1455
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Spandidos Publications
Loading ...
Support Center