PRP with Micro-Needling for Acne Scars
Facial plastic surgery goes well beyond simply trying to treat age-related skin problems. Acne scar removal and treatment is also growing in popularity right now amongst the younger population. PRP micro-needling for acne scars is one of the most effective treatments available in the industry today. Also known as the Vampire Facial, it goes much deeper than just the surface of the skin and eliminates the underlying bacteria that cause acne in the first place.
What Types of Acne Can Be Treated with PRP?
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) acne treatment is also referred to as getting a Vampire Facial because this treatment uses samples of your own blood to rejuvenate the skin and actively restore its natural beauty. It can help eliminate all kinds of scars caused by acne including the following:
- Pustules (more commonly known as pimples)
The great thing about PRP for acne scars is that there’s virtually no risk involved, and you can’t develop an adverse reaction to your own blood. Unlike commercial face washes or creams, there are no potentially harsh chemicals that could inflame sensitive skin.
How Does PRP with Micro-Needling Work for Acne Scar Treatment?
First, we draw a small amount of blood from your arm and then transfer the blood to a centrifuge where it’ll go through a brief spinning process. During the spinning process, the Platelet-Rich Plasma is separated from the red blood cells. The PRP contains a great deal of vital nutrients that can be used to repair damaged skin cells and regenerate collagen and elastin to produce a healthy and smooth appearance.
The end result is often referred to as Liquid Gold by facial plastic surgeons because it contains only the absolute purest healing and restorative properties from your blood.
How Many PRP Micro-Needling Treatments Are Required?
Depending on the amount of acne scars that need to be treated, you might need more than one session to see the best results. Most patients require a minimum of two sessions before they start noticing a difference in reduction of their acne scars.
We will assess the quality of your skin and examine the severity of your acne scars before starting treatment to determine how many sessions you need. Each session lasts anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.
What Is the Recovery Time Like?
There’s virtually no recovery period for collagen therapy for acne. Since a purified version of your own blood is used to treat your acne scars, there’s no risk of developing an infection or allergic reaction to the treatment. After each treatment session, you’re free to resume your regular activities and don’t need any downtime.
You should start noticing results after the first two sessions. With regular biweekly sessions, you should expect to have clear skin within about four to six weeks.
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