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How Can PRP Rejuvenation Help Acne Scars?

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Posted by Dr. Katarzyna Skura in Treatments on March 29, 2024

Many people who have acne feel self-conscious about their appearance long after the pimples have disappeared due to the presence of scars. PRP facial rejuvenation is one of the most effective ways to reduce acne scars. Dr. Katarzyna Skura offers this minimally invasive treatment at Art Aesthetica. Here is what you can expect if you are considering this procedure.

What is PRP Therapy?

When used on the face, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is sometimes called a vampire facial. That’s because it uses your blood that’s injected back into your body. PRP is a treatment process that involves creating plasma in a centrifuge that has a high concentration of growth factors that augment healing when injected into a troubled area. It also has anti-aging properties that make you look younger.

The plasma created in the centrifuge contains nutrients and proteins that help your skin cells regenerate. Dr. Skura will take a sample of your blood and place it in the centrifuge for processing– the device separates the blood into concentrated platelets and red blood plasma cells. The latter are discarded, as they are not used in the procedure.

Because we harvest your blood, you will not encounter any compatibility problems or issues with allergies. This treatment is an excellent option for most people, as long as they don’t have a blood disease.

How the Treatment Works

When you come to Art Aesthetica for a consultation, we will thoroughly assess your facial skin and determine if you are a suitable candidate. Once Dr. Skura has cleared you for treatment, we will schedule your initial session.

First, we will draw blood from your arm and place it into the centrifuge. The spinning process takes about 10 minutes. Afterward, the PRP is drawn into a syringe, readying it for injection into your acne scars. Injections take approximately 15 minutes to complete– sometimes, Dr. Skura may recommend combining PRP with another minimally invasive procedure called microneedling to treat acne scars.

Many patients need more than one treatment to achieve their desired results. Your treatment plan will indicate how many PRP sessions you may need.

How Long Does PRP Take to Work?

The growth factors in PRP treat acne by stimulating the production of collagen, giving the skin a more even look by reducing pitting. The process happens slowly as your body heals itself. The most visible results will appear about six months after your initial treatment.

PRP Aftercare

Patients can expect slight swelling and bruising at the injection site for up to 48 hours afterward. You should not apply products to the treatment area to prevent infection and abstain from strenuous activity or sun exposure for a specified time.

Schedule Your Chicago PRP Consultation

To learn more about PRP and other treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Skura at Art Aesthetica to achieve clearer, healthier-looking skin.

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Katarzyna Skura, MD believes in education, prevention, and a balanced body and mind. Her role is to guide patients toward their greatest health and wellness. She takes the time to design individual treatment plans for each patient, concentrating on prevention and each patient’s unique needs.

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