Until now scarring caused from cystic acne has been very difficult to treat! Repeated cystic acne, once healed leaves behind ugly scar tissue.
There are two types of acne scars hypertrophic (raised) or atrophic (depressed). Acne scars also referred to as ice-picks scars, box scars and rolling scars. Ice-pick scarring looks like very small holes but are quite deep in the skin. Box scars are elongated or oval and look like tears in the skin but are shallower or saucer shaped. Rolling scars give an undulating wavy appearance.
Regardless of the type of scars it is associated with a lot of emotional trauma and a loss in self confidence. This is especially common amongst younger people. Sometimes their minds will be preoccupied with thoughts of their personal appearance and slowly, this will start affecting their self esteem and self confidence. Under such circumstances, if someone make remarks about their skin, youngsters can get very defensive and become very negative and have a very pessimistic attitude. Sometimes this will lead to self loathing and feeling hopeless. In turn they will then lose interest in socializing, meeting with people and begin to shut themselves out from the external world. This can cause severe depression.
However now with revolutionary treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) there is hope for acne scars!
PRP uses your own blood to repair uneven acne blemishes on the skin. The platelets in your blood causes the regrowth of collagen and elastin, which the scar tissue is lacking. When your skin receives your blood the body automatically starts to heal, which impacts the ugly acne scars.
The PRP treatment is combined with Derma pen (microneedling). By using the Derma pen it creates micro injury and simultaneously the platelets are applied on the skin. The micro injury restores back to normal within minutes or hours. However, during the time a healing response is triggered. The very act of triggering a healing response in the inner dermis layer means it’s going to be improvement on the scars. Sometimes fractional resurfacing treatments is combined with PRP for more favourable results.
*Individual results may vary.
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The number of treatments required depends on individual skin. However minimum of 4 platelet rich plasma treatments are common and are usually performed at monthly intervals. Sometimes people may need even 6 treatments.
For scarring Platelet Rich Plasma therapy provides natural and long lasting results. Once you have reached the desired results for the scarring additional treatments are not required. Individual results vary.
Numbing cream is applied to ensure comfort.
Usually it would take approximately 45-60 minutes..
This therapy uses your own blood. Because of this, the risk of allergy or cellular rejection is eliminated, making PRP one of the safest and most tolerable procedures available today.