In your teenage years, it is not unusual to suffer from the occasional breakout – but not just teens have acne. Adults can suffer from acne well beyond their teenage years, making this common skin condition particularly frustrating. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. affecting up to 40 million Americans. Although acne isn’t a life-threatening condition, it is painful. Acne can have a negative impact on your self-esteem and over time it can cause permanent scarring. At RJ Clinical Institute, we are working together with skincare experts by offering microneedling with PRP treatments that help eliminate, reduce and heal acne scarring.
What to Expect from Microneedling with PRP Therapy
Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure – also known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction. When microneedling is combined with plateletrich-plasma (PRP) therapy, it greatly improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. Most patients are good candidates for this procedure and can greatly benefit.
PRP injections are an efficient way of treating the side effects experienced by acne sufferers. Blood is drawn from a patient’s arm and then placed in a centrifuge which removes white and red blood cells, leaving in only the platelet-rich-plasma full of active growth factors. The platelets found in our blood do a multitude of beneficial functions, such as stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin, essentials for healthy skin. The fact that platelet-rich-plasma is derived from your blood supply minimizes any kind of risk of side effects or rejection from your body. PRP is a natural treatment that doesn’t require artificial fillers or chemicals. The platelet-rich-plasma is injected into sites of the face that have sustained damage from acne. It will stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, helping to reduce the appearance of scars, leaving you with permanently brighter and smoother skin. In addition, PRP can also prevent fresh breakouts, due to the therapy helping to stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen in the body which work to remove the build-up of toxins.
Patience is required, as for most patients, it will take multiple treatments to see major progress. There are cases where one treatment is enough to see results but in general, the process takes time. Aftercare is crucial, and we take care of our patients by presenting them with a detailed skincare regimen that includes LED laser therapy and home skincare products.
If you would like more information about our Twilight Complete Facial (Microneedling with PRP Therapy) contact us at (949) 420-0899