Acne Scar Treatment at Oak Lake Med Spa with PRP
Treating acne can, in itself, be hard to address because of the many different things that can cause it, such as diet and fluctuating hormones. Even as acne clears and heals, it leaves behind scars and hyperpigmentation that are also hard to address with just topical creams, and this is why PRP, specifically, is beneficial for treating acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. In this article by Oak Lake Med Spa, we will talk about the benefits of PRP treatment for acne scarring.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and was first seen as a treatment for pain, arthritis, and other injuries in the body. The procedure used platelets from the patient’s own blood and reinjected them into the site where there was damaged tissue. PRP is drawn from your own blood and contains at least seven growth factors to heal tissue. It works beautifully by inducing localized inflammation, triggering collagen and other regenerative properties.
How does this form of treatment help with acne scarring and hyperpigmentation?
Commonly referred to as a ‘Vampire Facial,’ this form of PRP was developed to treat age-related skin issues, as well as hyperpigmentation and scarring. A Vampire Facial begins with drawing a vial of your blood and then separating it in a centrifuge to yield the platelets. Following the blood draw, the Vampire Facial will begin. Before the procedure begins, it is common that a face-numbing cream will be used to aid in the discomfort or uneasiness the patient may feel.
The PRP is then applied both before and after the microneedling. The microneedle wand resembles a hair brush, with tiny, microscopic needles within it. The microneedle is applied to your face and penetrates between .5 millimeters to 2 millimeters deep, or just below the skin’s surface. Throughout the microneedling part, more PRP is introduced to the tiny abrasions to promote wound and tissue healing. A Vampire Facial will not only address hyperpigmentation, but it will also benefit tissue that has deep, pock-like scarring as it smooths and balances the texture of your skin.
PRP treatment recovery time
Because PRPis from your body, there are little to no side effects and the recovery time is quite minimal. You will experience redness directly after the procedure, but it fades quick enough to return to work later in the afternoon or the next day. The best part of a PRP treatment at Oak lake Med Spa, is that you’ll continue to see results over time and well after a month, as your tissue continues to heal and regenerate. Optimum results will depend on how much hyperpigmentation and acne scarring you have, but most people see results with the first treatment.
If you are considering PRP as a form of treatment for your acne scarring, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Oak Lake Med Spa today. For more information about PRP treatment, or any of our other cosmetic treatments, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. We can be reached at 289-837-4747 or by filling out our contact form.