Correction of Depressed Scars with PRP Enriched Fat Graft

Helmy Shalaby, SAMEH EL-SHAWADFY
2018 The Egyptian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  
Many options for the improvement of depressed scars include scar revision with an elliptical excision, z-plasty, w-plasty, and geometric broken-line closure were found. Dermabrasion and laser treatment has been used to obtain a uniform skin surface. Hypertrophic scars can be treated with intralesional steroids and silicone pressure. Occasionally, scars may be adherent to the underlying structure. This depression along the length of the scar worsens the aesthetic deformity. Fat injection is an
more » ... tablished method for treating depressions and contour deformities. Addition of PRP to fat grafts offers a better fat grafting survival. Material and Methods: We report encouraging results with the injection of the PRP enriched fat into a pocket made with a sharp cannula in treating 20 patients with depressed and adherent scars. Conclusion: This technique is a useful addition to the surgeon's resources when treating scars.
doi:10.21608/ejprs.2018.78367 fatcat:7hx7osa7inao5hh4odzbqhq4xu