Dealing with acne is annoying, there is no other way to put it. Having an ugly pimple on your skin for days or even months (depending on the type of acne) is frustrating. But what’s even worse is when the acne turns into a scar. We all know scars are quite impossible to get rid of with topicals. According to the cleveland clinic 80% of people ages 11 to 30 have acne and one out of the five of that population will end up with scarring. The truth is large inflamed acne is most likely to turn into a scar but the good news is that it is treatable with the right plan. While topicals are not the best solution for acne scars we offer a treatment that is the most effective in treating acne scars and overall improving the skin complexion for long-term results. Read on to learn more.
Solutions to Treatment Acne Scars
Microneedling is known as collagen induction therapy. It uses micro needles that are used to puncture the skin and result in promoting skin healing. This helps boost collagen production as well as elastin. Think of it as when you get a cut. The skin goes through a process of curing the cut by increasing collagen and that’s why the body is able to heal itself so quickly. The skin bounces back with new fresh skin cells. Treating wrinkles, fine lines, acne, scars, large pores, stretch marks and more can be easily achieved with the microneedling and PRP duo. The combination of these two treatments are powerful because the microneedling promotes healing and the RPP can specifically improve acne scarring. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This comes from drawing up some of your own blood and then spinning to pull the red blood cells apart from the platelet-rich plasma. You may have heard of the ‘Vampire Facial.’ Platelets are used to heal injuries and have also been used for athletes, dentists, and surgeons. Microneedling in addition to growth factors will restore the skin and generate new collagen for long-term results and restore scarred skin.
Work What Are Acne Scars and Why Do They Form?
Did you know that the skin is the largest organ? Containing three different layers such as the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. All these layers are made up to protect inner layers. Some skin are more prone to sebaceous glands which is the site of acne in other words. It starts with a blemish and this acne blemish can become inflamed once it’s inflamed it’s impossible to turn back because it will most likely turn into a scar. This inflammation causes the acne wall to break down and it swells up. So you’re lucky if that blemish is on the smaller side because you will end up with a more shallow scar that can be easily treated from 1-2 microneedling and PRP sessions. But if the acne is larger this can cause it to spill into surrounding tissues and the scars will no longer be shallow. These types of scars may need more treatment and maintenance on your side to smooth down the skin. Rule of thumb is never to neglect acne breakouts as well as scarring. The best thing you can do is control it right away by the help of a skin professional such as a dermatologist or aesthetician.
Recovery for this treatment is minimal because the skin will be doing the work itself of healing. The best way you can take care of your skin is by keeping it clean so it does not collect any bacteria. You can protect your skin by using your medical-grade skincare routine and wearing SPF daily. Just saying… but sleeping on clean pillow cases will also be a good idea! The skin will begin to rejuvenate itself in a few days and you will notice a smoother and glowing complexion. Depending on the depth of your acne scars it may be recommended that you come back for additional treatments for best results. We get it, acne is not but annoying and the only way to prevent future from a flare-up is by controlling the acne itself. Our PCA Acne Gel salicylic acid which is one of the most powerful ingredients to clearing current acne and future breakouts. This ingredient can be used as a form of exfoliating which will clear out clogged pores filled with dirt, debris and oil. It can be used on the whole face or as a spot treatment to the occasional pimples. If you’re ready to control your acne once and for all and prevent scarring now is no better of a time!
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