Everyone is under continual pressure to appear their best and acne scars can be quite upsetting, and can even lower one’s self-esteem. Acne is most common among teenagers, and scarring is a possible side effect. Acne scars can be quite unpleasant for young adults, and they can also contribute to mental health problems.
Oil and dead skin cells clogging hair follicles cause acne. The face, chest, back, and shoulders are the most commonly affected areas. Even if it is treated promptly and effectively, it can leave scars in its wake, causing distress to those who are affected.
Acne scars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with a variety of treatment options. Laser resurfacing, laser treatment, dermabrasion, skin peels, micro-needling, fat grafting, face fillers, and surgery are some of the surgical treatments for acne scars.
All of these therapy options have benefits and drawbacks. A few therapy treatments decrease the look of acne scars by essentially cutting them off.
Platelet Rich Plasma PRP), is a popular acne scar therapy that has shown to be effective. An autologous injection uses a fraction of the patient’s own blood.
Is PRP effective for acne scars?
PRP therapy is a scientifically validated method for treating acne scars and the outcomes can be dramatic. PRP injections are great for patients and clinicians since they produce positive effects with little downtime. This autologous treatment is safe and minimally-invasive.
How does PRP therapy for acne scars work?
The Consultant takes a small blood sample from the patient’s vein, collected in a specific PRP medical device. After that, the sample is centrifuged to separate the red blood cells from platelet-rich plasma. The plasma-rich solution is retrieved and injected back into or beneath the scar to aid healing and restoration. Growth factors are abundant in PRP injections. These biological elements, regardless of their position in the body, work as messengers & precursors to restore and repair damaged or destroyed tissues. When PRP injections are administered beneath the skin, new cells, collagen, and elastin are generated.
When it comes to treating acne scars, PRP therapy combined with microneedling produces remarkable results. The treatment allows the damaged skin area to break down and the old collagen accumulation that previously formed the scar to be broken down, followed by the synthesis of new collagen. This new collagen offers the skin a considerably smoother and healthier appearance, decreasing or completely eliminating acne scarring.
Treatment varies on the extent and depth of the injury, as well as a number of other factors. PRP is a well-tolerated and effective treatment for acne scars that has no serious adverse effects. Despite the positive results, PRP injections are not appropriate for all scars.
What are the main advantages of PRP Therapy for treating acne scars?
With so many acne scar treatment options available, you may be asking what distinguishes PRP from the rest of the traditional treatments.
The following are the main advantages of PRP therapy:
- Minimally invasive
- Little to no downtime
- Minimal risk of infection or reaction
When do patients start to see a result?
Because PRP therapy is a regenerative biological treatment, it takes time for new collagen and elastin to form. The old scar tissue starts to be broken down and replaced naturally, as new cells develop, and individuals can start to observe improvement. The Consultant would advise to avoid the sun for a few days after the treatment. Rubbing and picking the face after treatment is also not recommended for a few days. Following the procedure, some individuals experience swelling, redness, or symptoms of minor irritation at the needle site. These symptoms are effectively managed with a cold compress.
Typically, three rounds of PRP injections separated by two months are required. The Consultant, will recommend the number of sessions and the intervals between them. The frequency of sittings is determined by a number of things. The size and severity of the scar, as well as other characteristics, are among the factors. If necessary, patients can follow up with the Consultant for maintenance sessions after the treatment.
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