Dr. Shyam says that although microneedling has been around awhile, its popularity for acne scarring has grown recently. Accordingly, he foresees that increasing numbers of microneedling-PRP studies with larger sample sizes and more detailed descriptions of PRP processing will be published.
Dr. Tanghetti says, “I’d love to see more data, but good luck getting it.” In the rush to capitalize on the latest “in” treatment, he says, research often lags behind.
“And as with all fads, if it’s real, it will survive. If not, it will die,” he says.
Drs. Hesseler, Shyam and Huang report no relevant financial interests.
Dr. Tanghetti is a consultant for Cynosure, DEKA, Quanta, Cartessa and Aesthetics Biomedical but owns no stock in these companies.
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