Get Rid of Acne Scars with PRP Microneedling
Acne breakouts are bad enough – undermining the confidence of teenagers as well as adult men and women of almost any age. But to make matters worse, even long after the pimples are gone, unsightly and embarrassing acne scars often remain.
Up until recently, the only effective treatments for resurfacing acne scars were painful ‘ablative’ lasers, that removed the top layer of skin and came with several days of downtime. But revolutionary new PRP Microneedling harnesses the body’s own healing processes to smooth and resurface skin, eliminating acne scars naturally, affordably and without side effects or downtime.
Goldenberg Dermatology is one of the first board-certified dermatologists in New York City to offer this 100% natural, affordable, and highly effective treatment for the reduction of acne scars. In this article our dermatologists explain why PRP microneedling is an excellent option for patients who desire to reduce or eliminate acne scars.
PRP for Acne Scar Reduction
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Platelets are a type of cell found in blood that play an essential role in the body’s natural healing process. When an injury occurs, platelets are activated and release growth factors and other substances that promote healing and tissue regeneration.
PRP is a treatment that involves taking a sample of the patient’s blood and processing it to isolate the platelets. The concentrated platelet-rich plasma or “PRP” is then injected or applied topically to the treatment area, where it can promote healing, reduce inflammation, and stimulate collagen production.
Microneedling for Acne Scar Reduction
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that involves using a small device with tiny needles to create tiny “micro-channels” in the skin. These microscopic pokes are perceived as injuries, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. This healing mechanism repairs the skin with the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of smooth, healthy skin.
Combining PRP & Microneedling to Reduce Acne Scars
When PRP is combined with microneedling, it can enhance the benefits of both treatments. The micro-injuries created by the microneedling device create channels in the skin that allow the PRP to penetrate deeper into the tissue. This deeper penetration allows the growth factors and other substances in the PRP to promote healing and tissue regeneration more effectively.
The growth factors in PRP can also help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. Collagen and elastin are essential proteins that help to support the skin’s structure and keep it firm and elastic. By increasing the production of these proteins, PRP microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve the overall health and vitality of the skin.
The Benefits of PRP Microneedling for Acne Scars
PRP microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option for reducing the appearance of acne scars. The microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, which can help to improve the texture, tone, and smoothness of the skin to repair and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
The growth factors in PRP can also help to reduce inflammation in the skin, which is a common cause of acne breakouts. By reducing inflammation, PRP microneedling can help to prevent future acne breakouts and improve overall skin health.
One of the biggest benefits of PRP microneedling is that it is a minimally invasive treatment requiring little to no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. And, because PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, there is little to no risk of allergic reactions or other adverse side effects.
Additionally, because PRP is a natural substance, it can promote healing and tissue regeneration in the area of acne scars without the use of synthetic chemicals or other potentially harmful substances. And, since PRP microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, the results of this acne scar treatment can be long-lasting. Patients may see continued improvement in their acne scars for several months as the body continues to produce more collagen that repairs and smooths the skin.
Good Candidates for PRP Microneedling Acne Scar Reduction
The ideal candidate for PRP microneedling for acne scar reduction is someone who has mild to moderate acne scarring. For patients who have severe acne scarring, one of the other acne scar treatments available at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City – such as laser therapy – may be more appropriate.
Patients who have certain skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or individuals who have taken medications that thin the skin, or those who have a bleeding disorder may not be a good candidate for PRP microneedling acne scar reduction. However, Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City offers several other acne scar treatments that may be more appropriate for these patients.
Also, if you have taken Accutane in the last 6 months, you may need to wait before undergoing PRP microneedling, as it can increase the risk of side effects.
PRP Microneedling vs. Lasers for Reducing Acne Scars
Both PRP microneedling and the laser treatments offered at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City can be highly effective for resurfacing acne scars, and each has its own benefits.
One of the main benefits of PRP microneedling over acne scar laser treatments is that there is typically less downtime. Laser treatments can cause more significant redness, swelling, and peeling that can take several days to resolve.
Hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin, is also a potential side effect of laser treatments – especially for people with darker skin tones. However, PRP microneedling has a little to no risk of causing hyperpigmentation when treating acne scars, because it does not use heat or light to resurface the skin.
The board-certified dermatologists at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York City will examine your acne scars and help you identify which scar reduction treatment is right for you and to discuss any potential risks or side effects.
PRP Microneedling for Acne Scars | New York City
The New York City board certified dermatologists at Goldenberg offers the best, state-of-the-art technologies in skin resurfacing treatments, including acne scar removal with PRP microneedling. In addition to PRP microneedling, we also offer the ExcelV Laser, and non-invasive AviClear and Laser Genesis skin resurfacing for the reduction of acne scarring.
Each acne scar reduction appointment begins with a thorough skin consultation with one of our New York City board-certified dermatologists. They will help you select the acne scar treatment or treatments that are best for your specific needs and aesthetic goals.
If you live in the greater New York City vicinity, and you suffer from acne scars, schedule PRP microneedling at Goldenberg Dermatology – and look and feel more confident with a smooth complexion!
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