Acne is a common skin problem but it can go deeper than most facial-related conditions. As we all know, acne scars are not just external issues that most people have to deal with at a certain point in their life. The emotional and psychological trauma caused by this skin condition can be that intense for those who suffer from it. Just imagine how people with severe acne scars could lose their self-esteem and feel depressed, and eventually, suffer from social anxiety.
If only there’s a certain makeup or a concealer that can fix rough and potholed acne scars effectively and in a short time. Then acne scars will no longer be a big deal for everyone. Unfortunately, this thing does not exist, at least at the moment. The only way available at present to significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars are treatments conducted in the clinic.
Treating Acne Can Be Challenging
Acne can be caused by many factors such as diet, lifestyle, fluctuating hormones, etc. Because of that, treating it can be hard to address. While it’s true that acne heals and clears out after some time, the scars and hyperpigmentation it leaves behind cannot be easily solved using topical creams. And mostly, this becomes a greater concern for people who are affected by it.
There are numerous cosmetic procedures developed and made available for patients, but most of these are intended to promote healthy new skin by addressing the first signs of aging. Acne scars go beyond simply being a major cause of cosmetic concern as there’s a host of internal difficulties that may bring attention to this condition.
Even as there are some techniques for treating acne scars being used at present, their success and associated side effects come in varying degrees. This makes the process of resolving this skin problem even more difficult.
About the PRP Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma or simply PRP facelift was initially used to treat pain, arthritis, and other body injuries. As its name suggests, this procedure uses platelets obtained from the patient’s blood that were re-injected back into the areas that need improvement. The platelets contain at least seven growth factors that work wonderfully in healing tissues. Specifically, they induce localized inflammation resulting in collagen stimulation and other regenerative properties.
What Skin Problems Can PRP Help With
Generally, PRP treatment is an exciting method that helps in skin rejuvenation. But the specific healing wonders of this natural serum can be that varied. If you have unwanted skin deformations such as stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, neck, and décolletage, etc., that you wanted to get rid of without undergoing surgery, the PRP treatment can be a perfect option for you.
How PRP Treatment Works
The PRP treatment uses the platelet cells from your blood. These are rich in growth factors and stem cells necessary for the regeneration and remodeling of the skin. They also help increase elastin and collagen production naturally, resulting in a plumped and rejuvenated skin, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, and radiantly glowing appearance.
When to Consider Using PRP Facelift
If there’s an area of your skin that you wanted to be improved, you won’t go wrong using PRP Facelift. While this procedure is often performed on the facial skin, it also works on other skin areas that need rejuvenation such as the neck and neckline or the hand dorsal surface. When you have any of the following signs, then it’s high time that you consider using PRP Facelift:
- Primary signs of aging such as reduced skin elasticity, wrinkles, skin dryness, etc.
- Dull or tired-looking skin
- Skin discoloration
- Stretched marks
- Acne scars
- Burn scars
- Suffering from alopecia or extreme hair fall
PRP also works for those who have undergone or currently undergoing laser treatments. Given its rich plasma content, the PRP Facelift would help accelerate the regenerative process. This is also an excellent treatment option for individuals having allergies and cannot undergo rejuvenating treatments that use synthetic components.
Advantages of Using PRP Facelift
Using PRP Facelift can be very advantageous for you. Here are some of the things you get to enjoy with this amazing treatment.
- It has no known side effects and eliminates the risk of allergic reaction since it uses your blood products without any foreign or synthetic chemicals.
- It is effective in repairing tissues and promoting their growth.
- It provides an instant skin regeneration effect.
- It offers lasting results by stimulating collagen production (6-12 weeks).
- It can treat multiple skin conditions in just one treatment.
- It requires minimal recovery as there’s very little or no bruising or swelling.
- It is suitable for all skin types of both men and women.
- It helps maintain a natural look and does not alter your facial expressions.
Procedure in Performing PRP Facelift
Two days before your scheduled PRP Facelift treatment, you should avoid taking aspirin and any other medications that may disrupt blood clotting.
Your provider will begin the procedure by taking a blood sample from your arm and centrifuge it for a few minutes to get the platelet-rich plasma. This then is injected into specific areas of the skin. The PRP can be administered alongside stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines or furrows, on sites with scars or discolorations, or elsewhere on the face where correction or rejuvenation is needed, as well as on the scalp.
The entire procedure will last for several dozen minutes. After it, minimal swelling or tiny self-limiting bleeding may be observed in the injected areas. With the help of an anesthetic cream, you won’t feel any discomfort during and after the treatment. A few days after your PRP Facelift, your skin heals.
It is recommended that after your PRP Facelift treatment, you stay away from using the pool or sauna and avoid sun exposure. You can see the final effect of the treatment after a few or several days. If you want to optimize the rejuvenating effect, you can have the procedure done again in the future.
How PRP Facelift Works for Acne Scars
The PRP treatment is developed primarily to accelerate the healing of wounds by delivering highly concentrated growth factors to the affected areas. Considered as the “enhancement factor,” PRP has shown success in various clinical procedures such as bone grafting, dental implants, and leg ulcers.
In dermatological procedures, PRP plays a key role in supplementing the results produced in primary methods of treating certain conditions such as androgenetic alopecia and acne scars. Aside from that, PRP is also increasingly gaining popularity as a treatment option for facial skin rejuvenation, especially among celebrities and beauty enthusiasts.
This new method of utilizing your blood to treat pitted acne scars shows promising results for those who are looking to end their dilemma with their acne scars. The platelets obtained from your blood after the centrifugation process has a plethora of beneficial growth factors. When these are injected back into the skin, they stimulate collagen and elastin regrowth and helps promote skin healing. The body’s natural healing process and reparative tissue processes help in eliminating acne scars and rejuvenating the skin.
How Effective PRP Facelift is in Treating Acne Scars
The power of the PRP Facelift in smoothening out wrinkles and lines, tightening skin stone, and improving skin complexion has been documented several times. Its effectiveness in treating acne scarring and hyper-pigmentation has also been proven in some studies. In most cases, the PRP Facelift was shown as an effective adjuvant therapy for acne scars. It means that the effectiveness of the PRP is augmented when combined with other acne scar treatment methods.
But even as a single modality, PRP proves itself as an effective acne scar remover. In a study where patients with Grade 2 and 3 acne scars have been treated with PRP, the results show a significant reduction in the patient’s acne scar sizes. This leads to the conclusion that PRP Facelift, whether used alone or with other modalities, is an effective and well-tolerated procedure in the treatment of acne scars without any major side effects.
The effectiveness of the PRP Facelift is highly dependent on how the plasma is prepared. A skillful preparation will lead to well-concentrated active compounds. Another important factor to consider is how skillful the technique is in injecting the plasma into the targeted sites. That being said, the PRP Facelift must be performed in well-known aesthetic medicine clinics complete with specialized equipment as well as certified and well-trained staff.
Treat Your Acne Scars with Our PRP Facelift
We at Inspire Med Spa value your dreams for a healthy and youthful appearance. That is why we are always working hard to come up with the best treatment options and cutting-edge techniques to help you achieve that great look and feel.
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