Acne scarring is a common affliction that can affect teenagers and adults after active acne has occurred, causing scars that can range in type and severity. If you have acne scars that you feel self-conscious about, PRP is a treatment option that can help to minimise its appearance. At Bay Medical Aesthetics, we have an experienced Cosmetic Doctor who can perform PRP treatment for acne scars to improve the appearance of scarring while also providing a boost to the skin.
Acne scarring is experienced as a consequence of active acne, which can form when skin pores become blocked due to a build-up of oil and dead skin cells. Blockages can also be caused by hormonal imbalances, which is why acne is common in the teenage years. Unfortunately, after a breakout of active acne has settled, there’s a chance that scarring will be left behind.
Severe acne is more likely to cause damage to the skin and leave a scar, and there are various types of scarring that can be experienced, including:
PRP for acne scars involves injecting platelet-rich plasma into the affected area of the skin, delivering a concentrated mix of platelets and growth factors to assist with healing. First, a small sample of blood is drawn from the patient, after which it’s placed into a centrifuge which separates the platelets from the blood cells. When this powerful rich platelet serum is injected under an acne scar, it stimulates the underlying collagen and elastin in addition to assisting with the regeneration of skin cells. The result is skin that looks softer, smoother and more vibrant, helping to lessen the appearance of scarring.
If you’re looking for a treatment that can reduce the appearance of acne scarring while also bringing about other great benefits for the skin, platelet-rich plasma injections could be a suitable option. Call us today on (03) 9589 0200 and arrange a complimentary consultation at Bay Medical Aesthetics to learn more about PRP for acne scars and find out if this treatment is right for you.