What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is an excellent new approach to treating pitted scars, acne scars, and stretch marks on the skin. The therapy has gained popularity among celebrities and is also widely used by renowned beauty insiders. PRP therapy is widely used to heal or treat commonly occurring conditions and injuries that tend to affect the soft tissues.
Is PRP a Natural Acne Scar Treatment?
PRP is a safe, reliable and efficient healing serum extracted from your body’s blood, thus no foreign substances are introduced into the body. PRP is a natural way to treat scars and acne marks because it utilizes the body’s blood platelets that have growth factors, regenerative tissue capability, and ability to create new blood vessels and capillaries resulting in a beautiful, new, young-looking skin.
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The Emotional Impact of Living With Acne Scars
Acne scars go deep beyond only affecting the skins surface. Moreover, acne scars can occur at any time during one’s life, it can significantly affect your general outlook, and lower your self-esteem and self-confidence. Acne problems make you experience psychological, social and emotional ramifications just like any other major conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, thereby quickly leading to depression and anxiety. Again, it may result in social stigmatization both in adolescents and adults. If you are having acne scar problems, LifeBoost offers safe and effective prp acne scar removal to help correct the situation.
How PRP Works to Promote Acne Scar Healing
The therapy helps to rejuvenate and regenerate the tissues by generating more collagen and elastin thus stimulating wound healing. During the treatment, keratinocytes and fibroblasts are stimulated thereby creating new skin while replacing the old, marked and scarred skin.
PRP therapy has been in use in other medical fields but has recently been absorbed in the dermatology field especially in acne scar treatment. Because of its effectiveness and natural way of healing, it is preferred by many individuals. It has less risk, fewer side effects, no allergic reactions, and almost 0% chance of your body rejecting the treatment.
The process is non-invasive and requires no anesthesia, therefore, doesn’t require to be performed in a hospital environment. The PRP therapy process is short and painless. It lasts for around 30 minutes, and the most pain that you will feel is the prick of the needle when the doctor is drawing blood or injecting platelets. About 10 cc of blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge machine that separates the blood components to get the platelets. A topical numbing cream will be applied before the procedure to minimize any pain from the microneedling.
What to Expect From The Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure
- Before the appointment day, stop taking unnecessary aspirin, curcumin, and fish oil four days prior.
- On the appointment day, your blood will be drawn for the platelets to be collected, so be psychologically prepared for this.
- After drawing the blood, you may have to wait a few minutes for the platelet harvesting to take place. The area to be treated will be well prepared and desensitized during this time.
- After the procedure, you may experience some mild inflammation that should stop within 24 hours.
- Scar treatments at times require more than one therapy session for superb results, but still, one course will extensively improve the appearance, depth, and size of the scars. If you require more than one session, they can be placed 4-5 weeks apart.
The full effects of this therapy can take up to three months for your skin to remodel. Noticeable effects can be seen in 1-2 weeks.
How Soon Can I Get Back to Work After The Scar Removal Procedure?
There is no downtime linked to PRP treatment, and you can get back to work or hang out with friends immediately after the procedure.
Before The PRP Treatment
- Eat a light meal and take lots of fluids.
- Avoid wearing makeup on the day of treatment.
After The PRP Treatment
- Avoid exposing yourself or the treated area to direct sunlight for extended periods of time 2-3 days after treatment.
- Avoid using a sauna, Jacuzzi or a hot tub or go swimming for at least 2-3 days after.
- Avoid exposing yourself to extremely cold or hot temperatures for 2-3 days.
- Do not engage in any strenuous activity or exercise 24 hours after the treatment.
- Do not undergo procedures such as laser treatments until after around two weeks after the procedure.
To learn more about Acne Scar Healing with PRP, feel free to Call LifeBoost (561) 922-9967