Comparison of Effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) versus 30% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) in the Treatment of Acne Scars

  • Mahrukh Javed Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Moizza Tahir Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Sumera Hanif Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore Pakistan
  • Muhammad Sufyan Combined Military Hospital, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Talha Shamshad Nishtar Medical College and Hospital, Multan Pakistan
  • Fatima Aziz Multan Medical and Dental College, Multan Pakistan
Keywords: Acne scars, Effectiveness, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), Trichloroacetic acid

Abstract

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of intradermal platelet-rich plasma with 30% Trichloroacetic acid in treating atrophic acne scars.

Study Design: Quasi-experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: Tertiary Care Hospital of Multan Pakistan, from Aug 2019 to Sep 2020.

Methodology: A total of 76 patients (38 in each group), were enrolled in the study. Platelet-rich plasma treatment was given to Group-A, and 30% Trichloroacetic acid treatment was given to Group-B patients. Platelet-rich plasma was injected in the dermis with an insulin syringe while 30%Trichloracetic acid was applied with a cotton tip applicator. The effectiveness of treatment was measured by Goodman and Baron quantitative acne scar scale.

Results: A total of 76 patients with atrophic acne scars were included in the study. The mean age of patients in Plate rich plasma Group was 29.63±5.08 years and 29.92±5.85 years in the 30% Trichloroacetic acid Group. Platelet Rich Plasma was an effective treatment of atrophic acne scar (p= 0.030) with post-procedure improvement in the Goodman and Baron quantitative acne scar scale.

Conclusion: Atrophic acne scar treatment with intradermal Plate-rich plasma is more effective than 30% Trichloroacetic acid.

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Published
2022-11-10
How to Cite
Javed, M., Tahir, M., Hanif, S., Sufyan, M., Shamshad, T., & Aziz, F. (2022). Comparison of Effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) versus 30% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) in the Treatment of Acne Scars. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(5), 1514-17. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i5.7627
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