Comparing the role of subcision suction method with and without the injection of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of depressed scars

Nouran Abd El-Aziz Abou Khedr, Tarek Mahmoud Hussein, Ayat Mohamed El-Sayed Abd El-Fatah


Among wound-healing modalities, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used for wound healing, through the release of multiple growth factors. The platelets mediate wound healing by initiating the clotting pathway and the subsequent matrix remodelisation. The aim of the work was to study the role of injection of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of scars. This study was conducted on thirty patients who were divided into two groups (A and B). Each group included fifteen patients. The two groups were randomly distributed by using individual sealed envelopes. Group A was subjected to subcision of their acne scars using Nokor needle, followed by suction. Group B patients were subjected to the same treatment but followed by an injection of platelet-rich plasma once per month over three months. In Group A, 6 patients (40%) showed moderate improvement, 5 patients (33.3%) showed slight improvement and 4 patients (26.7%) showed significant improvement. In Group B, 7 patients (46.7%) showed moderate improvement, 5 patients (33.3%) showed marked improvement and 3 patients (20%) showed significant improvement. There was a statistically significant difference on the independent observer’s after-treatment assessment between the groups (P=0.014). In conclusion, subcision suction leads to a persistent improvement of acne scars in a short time, and the coupling with injection of PRP is the most effective in the treatment of depressed facial scars.


Platelet-rich plasma; scars; subcision; suction

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