Plasma Needling

Combining the effects of physical (medical microneedling) and chemotactical, yet biological (prp-treatment) cellular stimulation, plasma needling is already offeredby Dr. Huschek since 2012 at his private practice in Hamburg to a clientel of international patients. Furthermore, there is currently no other way of applying the autologous platelet-derived growth factors to the layers relevant for regeneration of the skin in a similar consistent manner regarding. Plasma needling, as well as PRP-therapy and medical microneedling, should be performed in a strictly sterile modus operandi to prevent the only possible sideeffect, an infection by contamination. Both treatments alone already proofed significant results in clinical trials. Links to PUBMED-listed relevant scientific publications are provided below:

 


Microneedling:

Fabbrocini G, De Vita V, Pastore F, Annunziata MC, Cacciapuoti S, Monfrecola A, Cameli N, Tosti A. Collagen induction therapy for the treatment of upper lip wrinkles. J Dermatolog Treat. 2012 Apr;23(2):144-52. doi: 10.3109/09546634.2010.544709. Epub 2011 Aug 2. PMID: 21810012 

 

Imran Majid: Microneedling Therapy in Atrophic Facial Scars: An Objective Assessment. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2009 Jan-Jun; 2(1): 26–30. doi:  10.4103/0974-2077.53096 PMCID: PMC2840919

 

Horst Liebl and Luther C. Kloth, PT, MS, FAPTA, CWS, FACCWS: Skin Cell Proliferation Stimulated by Microneedles. J Am Coll Clin Wound Spec. Mar 2012; 4(1): 2–6. Published online Dec 25, 2012. doi:  10.1016/j.jccw.2012.11.001  PMCID: PMC3921236



PRP-Treatment

Ramos-Torrecillas J, Luna-Bertos Ed, Manzano-Moreno FJ, García-Martínez O, Ruiz C.: Human fibroblast-like cultures in the presence of platelet-rich plasma as a single growth factor source: clinical implications. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2014 Mar;27(3):114-20. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000443266.17665.19. PMID: 24531517

 

Yuksel EP, Sahin G, Aydin F, Senturk N, Turanli AY.: Evaluation of effects of platelet-rich plasma on human facial skin. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2014 Oct;16(5):206-8. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2014.949274. Epub 2014 Aug 25. PMID: 25065381

 

Nofal E, Helmy A, Nofal A, Alakad R, Nasr M.: Platelet-rich plasma versus CROSS technique with 100% trichloroacetic acid versus combined skin needling and platelet rich plasma in the treatment of atrophic acne scars: a comparative study.Dermatol Surg. 2014 Aug;40(8):864-73. doi: 10.1111/dsu.0000000000000091. PMID: 25006854

 

Cervelli V, Garcovich S, Bielli A, Cervelli G, Curcio BC, Scioli MG, Orlandi A, Gentile P.: The effect of autologous activated platelet rich plasma (AA-PRP) injection on pattern hair loss: clinical and histomorphometric evaluation. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:760709. doi: 10.1155/2014/760709. Epub 2014 May 6. PMID: 24883322

 

Fabi S, Sundaram H.: The potential of topical and injectable growth factors and cytokines for skin rejuvenation. Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Apr;30(2):157-71. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1372423. Epub 2014 May 8. PMID: 24810127



Indications for plasma needling

  • hyper- or hypertrophic scars
  • stretchmarks
  • wrinkles
  • couperosis
  • pattern hairloss

Contraindications for plasma needling

  • active infections in the treatment area
  • pregnancy
  • tendency for hypertrophic scarring
  • severe auto-.immune desease
  • ongoin chemotherapy
  • cancer
  • ongoing therapy with "blood-thinning" drugs
  • various pathological conditions of the blood
  • anemia

Possible side effects of plasma needling

Following the indications and contraindications, the risk of side effects is low. Since no artificial substances are used for plasma needling, the only side effects possible are bruising and infection, while the latter can be prevented by a strictly sterile modus operandi.