The use of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of acne and its scars: a pilot study
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Introduction: Acne is a multifactorial disease where inflammatory lesions usually appear as papules, pustules and comedones. It is more common in people aged between 11 and 30 years, and occurs in various body sites where there are high concentrations of pilosebaceous glands. Acne has different classifications and treatments. More recently, platelet growth factors have been used as an alternative therapy for acne scars. Objective: The present study is aimed at describing a case of nodule-cystic acne and acne scars Grades 1, 2 and 3b treated with platelet rich plasma and highlighting the effectiveness of the treatment. Methods: Platelet rich plasma was applied for three months in the left side of the face of a patient bearing acne. Results: In the clinical and photographic evaluations, there was improvement in the skin appearance and quality, less number of lesions and decrease of pain. Conclusions: The present study has demonstrated the effectiveness of platelet rich plasma as a treatment for acne and resulting scars
Surg Cosmet Dermatol 2017;9(2)
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