How frequent or far apart should microneedling/PRP sessions be performed?

Hi. I am going to start microneedling/PRP sessions for acne scarring/uneven skin tone. Initially I will start with 3 sessions, knowing I may need to do more for desired results. One doctor told me they should be done every 2 weeks for optimal results. Another has said every 4-6 weeks. A bit confused about the discrepency? I have Asian skin.

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Microneedling Frequency

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Different techniques and devices may have different protocols. At our office we treat no sooner than 4 weeks apart.  Asian skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation, so I would err on the side of caution and treat every 4 weeks.  Also, make sure you are wearing sunblock consistently.

Microneedling acne scars

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Each physician has technique preferences for any procedure and usually good reasons for their preference(s).  Different size needles and devices are used for microneedling.  Since there is not much scientific literature as to the specifics of treatment regimens opinions about treatment parameters are the mainstay at this point.
Please consult in person with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to making treatment decisions.

Luis A. Cenedese, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

Time between microneedling treatments

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For microneedling treatments we space them about four weeks apart. We find that this time frame works well for healing and optimal results.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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Microneedling treatment schedule

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We typically allow three weeks between micro-needling sessions.  We use Rejuva pen system.  I think the machine used is irrelevant whereas the practitioner is is critical.

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Microneedling every 3 weeks between treatments for acne scars

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Microneedling with PRP is a great choice to help with your acne scars and uneven skin tone. In our practice we recommend 3 weeks between treatments to achieve the best results. You will love your results!!

Time between microneedling sessions

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Congratulations on choosing a technique that will slowly but surely improve acne scarring.  PRP as an add on will speed the process even more.  Certainly plan on more than 3 sessions.  The more you do, the better the skin will look.  We typically recommend 3-4 weeks apart for most patients.  We often start at 4 weeks as the skin needs to 'rev up' a bit with faster cell turnover and more rapid recovery seen after a couple of micorneedling sessions.  We never recommend sooner than every 3 weeks.

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Every 3-6 weeks

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Thank you for your question! In my practice, I have found that the optimal time period between microneedling treatments is 3 weeks, and no longer than 6 weeks.

I hope this answer is helpful. Best of luck!

Tracy Leong, MD
Carlsbad Dermatologic Surgeon
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Microneedling, Fillers, Lasers, Botox/Dysport -- CAN BE DONE ALL SAME DAY

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We do microneedling with lasers and often separate treatments by 3-6 weeks.  You can do them as early as weekly if you are healed.  Best, Dr. Emer.

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