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Is PRP Effective for Acne Scars?

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PRP therapy has been used for decades to help heal injuries and wounds. But how can PRP help your acne scars?

Well, PRP therapy can do a lot more than reduce the look of acne scarring. Along with its healing properties, PRP can help you look and feel younger by helping rejuvenate your skin, promote hair growth, and create long-lasting results. 

What Is PRP? 

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy promotes healing and rejuvenates the skin. 

By using your own plasma and platelets, a concentration is created to be injected into your skin. This can be performed for a specific injury, overall healing, or to achieve younger-looking skin. 

The plasma contains nutrients and proteins that help address issues with your skin. These nutrients and proteins also help cells rejuvenate at a cellular level to promote further healing. 

How Does PRP Work?

Like a blood donation, PRP uses a sample of your blood to create the injectable substance. The plasma is separated from your blood to create the platelet-rich plasma for your treatment. And because your own blood is used for the treatment, there’s no need to worry about compatibility issues. 

PRP therapy has long been used to help athletes recover, but has quickly become a highly-desired form of anti-aging treatment. PRP can be used to:

  • Restore lost hair
  • Treat sun damage
  • Heal acne scarring
  • Rejuvenate your face
  • Speed up healing time
  • Minimize the look of stretch marks

PRP therapy is effective because it uses the body’s natural substances to improve healing time and overall results.

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Who Might Benefit from PRP?

Refresh Your Look

Injecting or micro-needling PRP into your face can promote cell growth and healing. This process can help you look and feel younger by hydrating and plumping your skin. 

If you have acne scarring, sun damage, stretch marks, or lost elasticity in your skin, PRP can help your body heal these “trouble areas” naturally. 

Achieve Your Hair Goals

PRP is as wonderful for your hair as it is for your skin. By injecting PRP into areas on your head that have experienced hair loss, the concentration of plasma and platelets can help promote hair growth where you need it. 

What Should I Expect from a PRP Treatment?

An initial consultation should be performed to determine the proper treatment for your skin, hair, and general beauty goals. 

For a PRP session at Iconic Beauty Aesthetics, we’ll check you in and get you settled in your treatment room. Your practitioner will cleanse your skin and numb the areas with a topical anesthetic. 

While we wait for the anesthetic to take effect, we’ll draw a vial of blood and transfer it to the World PRP tube to spin, separating the plasma from your blood. We’ll then prepare the concentration for injection or micro-needling. 

Using an instrument called an InnoPen to perform microneedling, we create tiny incisions in your skin that act as channels for the PRP substance to sink into. Once you’re finished, you can take some time to relax—most patients are able to return to their daily activities after their treatment is complete. 

Why Choose PRP?

PRP therapy is an all-natural treatment that can rejuvenate your skin, heal injuries, and promote overall health when performed by a professional. There is a lower risk of PRP than other treatments as it uses plasma from your body. And most importantly, PRP usually only requires one session for long-lasting results.

Whether you’re considering PRP therapy, or another beauty treatment, we’re here to help. 

Schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts today to see if PRP is right for you! 

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Written by Sarah Noble

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