How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Your blood may hold the secret cure

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Acne is frustrating enough when we are teens, but many of us continue to suffer the side effects of acne scars well into adulthood. Natural face lotions, serums, and applied skin remedies can be an excellent solution for surface level problems but are not always effective in correcting older acne scars that exist deep under the surface of the skin.

Recently many acne-sufferers have been opting for Pellet-Rich Plasma (PRP) as an alternative solution for facial scarring. The beauty of PRP treatment is that it is natural as it is produced from the plasma of your own blood. The healing effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma are remarkable.

At Sunstone Regenerative Medicine, we want you to know about the benefits of PRP treatments for acne scarring. If other skin products have not worked for you, it might surprise you to learn how this innovative treatment has worked successfully for many.

To learn more about whether a PRP Facial is right for you call (719) 418-3569.

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Is PRP Effective for Acne Scars?

Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments naturally heal scarring and rejuvenate your skin. If you tried other remedies without much success, it may be worth taking a look at PRP for long-term acne scar treatment. In fact, many beauty insiders and celebrities are now promoting PRP for the benefits it has against acne scars. One of the many highlights of PRP is that it is a natural substance that utilizes your own blood to correct scarring.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a substance in your blood that helps to clot wounds. These platelets release proteins “growth factors” that stimulate new collagen and healing. PRP is known for its regenerative qualities and amazing healing effects. PRP comes from your own blood, so it is considered a natural treatment.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial

PRP facial treatments include MicroNeedling, which utilizes a handheld device to create controlled injections into the dermis of your skin. This procedure stimulates your skin’s natural repair process. Your skin will then produce collagen and elastin to heal and repair problem areas.

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How Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Work

First, the blood is drawn from your arm. Then, the vial is put into a centrifuge that spins the blood to isolate the PRP. Basically, your blood becomes the secret cure for your acne scars; that is because the platelets in your blood contain active growth elements that regenerate your skin. After the PRP is separated, it is injected using MicroNeeding into the locations where scarring exists. What is fascinating is that your blood platelets will naturally correct scarring and promote healing by stimulating elastin and collagen for regrowth.

How Many PRP Facial Treatments Do I Need?

On average, two to three PRP treatments are recommended for optimal results with four to six-week gaps between each session. Touchup therapy is required then after every 4-6 months until scarring has disappeared. Although PRP treatments can be repeated as many times as necessary, once facial scarring has healed, there is no need to continue treatments. Keep in mind; every situation varies as skin types react differently.

We recommend speaking with a qualified PRP treatment provider
to learn more about the treatment options.

Call (719) 418-3569 to schedule a professional consultation
with our providers.

When Will I See Results?

You will begin to see a noticeable change within two weeks after the first PRP procedure. Your skin will continue to improve for three months thereafter.

PRP Facial Treatments | Before and After

Acne scarring usually improves within 2 weeks after your first Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial. Treated areas continue to improve for 3 months, at which time you will receive any touch-up sessions.

before and after acne prp facial treatment
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How Much Downtime Will I Experience?

Skin for a majority of patients will appear red or flushed for 12-24 hours after PRP treatments.

How Much Does a PRP Facial Cost?

The cost varies drastically by the quality and amount required for the PRP facial, generally costs range from $600 to $2,500.

 

Skin Conditions Commonly Treated With PRP:

  • Acne Scarring
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Crows Feet & Lip Lines
  • Loose & Lax Skin
  • Skin Tone & Texture
  • Pore Size
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Superficial Pigmentation
  • Hypo-Pigmentation
  • Surgical Scars
  • Stretch Marks

How Long Does a PRP Facial Last?

The effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma Facials typically last 18 months to 2 years; however, once acne scarring has been repaired, additional PRP treatment is no longer necessary. PRP results are generally effective after the first set of doses; however; touchup treatments may be required six to 12 months after the initial set to ensure optimal results. Please note the additional PRP treatment is primarily for touch-ups and will not be as extensive as the initial procedure.

 

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PRP Treatments in Colorado Springs

If you are looking for alternatives to get rid of acne scars and live in the Colorado Springs area give us a call. We, at Sunstone Regenerative Medicine, are happy to provide you with information about our Platelet-Rich treatments. You may also schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn more about whether Platelet-Rich Plasma Facials are recommended for your unique situation.

PRP is also used to treat issues such as osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, hair loss, muscle injuries, and so much more. If you haven’t had the chance to try out this revolutionary practice, give us a call to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Call today (719) 418-3569 and we will get you connected with one of our providers.

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