How can you fix acne scars with injections? – Dr Anastasia Therianou

How can you fix acne scars with injections?

13 Dec 2021

Injections are one of the options for treating scarring, and especially atrophic scars. It is produced by the patient’s own blood cells.

Blood cells have various growth factors and proteins which accelerate healing. These growth factors have the potential to stimulate stem cells to produce collagen, to grow new tissue and improve scars.

During the appointment, a small sample of blood, less than 20ml is taken from the patient. The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge and a specific blood component is extracted. Then, it is injected into the areas that have atrophic scars with a very small needle. 

In our clinic this method is usually combined with medical needling (Dermapen) and you can return to your activities straight after the treatment.

Who might be a good candidate?

Individuals with atrophic scars on face. But remember: we never treat scars when acne (spots and pimples) are still present. We first treat the acne and then focus on the treatment of scars.

How many sessions are needed?

We recommend treatments every 4-6 weeks for around 5-6 sessions, but everyone has different needs so we individualize our treatment according to the each patient.

Are there any risks?

It is generally a well-tolerated treatment. Mild pain at the sides of the injections is not uncommon. Also mild swelling, bruising or numbness might occur. A very rare side effect can be getting an infection and we minimise this risk by using a sterile technique.

How long does each session last?

It takes around 45 minutes as we combine it with medical needling (Dermapen) for
better results. We have in our team a great qualified nurse who performs the

What is the cost?

The cost is 200 pounds per session.

If you would like to discuss this treatment option further, or you want to see what other treatments are available, you can contact Dr Anastasia ‘s Therianou dermatology clinic by phone: 02038695134
or 02034684884 or by sending an email to

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