PRP Treatment | Is Microneedling and Injection for Acne Scars Right for You?
Are you resigned to living with that forever reminder of last week’s pimple or breakout? It’s time to consider PRP for Acne Scars. Here’s why Microneedling with PRP and PRP Injections might be the answer to get rid of acne scarring once and for all:
Is PRP Effective for Acne Scars? Does PRP Work?
It all starts with Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP. Derived from your own blood, PRP is known for its superior ability to repair all kinds of damage to the body. After all, these are the powerful growth factors that heal wounds. By extension, it’s a no-brainer that they would be effective at reversing textural changes to the skin, such as acne scarring.
The true synergy of the treatment occurs when PRP is applied via injection and microneedling. That’s because both of these applications create micro-injury to the skin. Just as PRP stimulates a wound healing response, so do the tiny punctures created during injection and microneedling. As a result, the combination of PRP with injections and microneedling works to:
- Stimulate collagen and elastin production
- Promote cellular turnover
PRP Results for Acne Scars: What Kind of Acne Aftercare Does it Provide?
Before we get to PRP results for acne scarring, it’s necessary to understand what causes acne scars in the first place. If an acne lesion is extremely deep or inflamed, the body can struggle to heal the blemish. Specifically, one of two things can happen:
- When the healing process fails to produce enough collagen, the result is an indentation in the skin (aka Atrophic Scar, Depressed Acne Scar, Pitted Acne Scar or Pock Mark).
- When normal tissue is replaced by fibrous tissue, a raised, bumpy scar on the skin occurs (called Keloid Scar or Raised Acne Scar).
PRP Injections and Microneedling with PRP are highly effective for the first type of Acne: Atrophic Acne Scarring. By boosting collagen and elastin production, the PRP coupled with micro-injury will work to create new tissue. As a result, it will fill in any type of indentation left behind after a zit or breakout occurs.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP for Scarring?
As stated above, PRP has the best application on Atrophic Acne Scars. On the other hand, it is not the treatment of choice for Keloid Scars. Additionally, if you are currently experiencing an acne breakout, we recommend waiting until the healing process is complete. Further, symptoms of rosacea and eczema may worsen following treatments like Microneedling, so it’s best to choose a different approach for getting rid of acne scarring.
How Many Sessions of Microneedling? What Does PRP Cost?
A series of sessions is definitely required to reverse acne scars or dark marks. However, both the number of sessions, as well as the price of PRP treatment, depends on the extent of your acne scarring, as well as your desired treatment outcomes. It’s best to come in for a consultation to have one of our skilled practitioners assess your skin and create a personalized treatment plan.
Where to Get PRP for Acne Scars Near Me? Why Should I Consider Smooth Synergy, NYC?
Smooth Synergy Med Spa in NYC has been in the business of providing cosmetic solutions for acne scarring since 2002. This experience gives us a distinct advantage in assessing which treatment option will provide you with superior results. Specifically, we have a comprehensive menu for treating acne scars, including Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Dermal Fillers and Botox. By scheduling a complimentary consultation, an Expert in Beauty can look at the extent of damage to the skin and help you decide which treatments might be right to meet your individual skincare goals. Call us at 212-397-0111. We are here to help.