Las Vegas – At the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned about the value of microneedling not only for collagen stimulation, but also for treating scars.
For these 2 indications, said Encino-based plastic surgeon Sarmela Sunder, M.D., “I’ve been really impressed with microneedling, whether it’s microneedling on its own, mechanical microneedling or microneedling with radiofrequency (RF).” She showed patient photos featuring softening of crow’s feet and fine lines with basic microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). RF microneedling also helps improve acne scars, she added.
Regarding surgical scars, she shared photos of a patient who had undergone excision of a basal cell carcinoma. “Her dermatologist had performed a skin graft which failed, so she was referred to me. The patient was a little traumatized by the skin graft failing and the diagnosis, so she wanted to do the least invasive possible treatment.”
Dr. Sunder said that although she thought the patient ultimately would need a surgical flap or perhaps dermabrasion, “After 3 sessions of microneedling, she had a really nice improvement. We left it at that.”
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