Acne is a surprisingly common and persistent problem that many people suffer from. Not only can it be uncomfortable and even painful, it can have a profoundly negative effect on sufferers’ self-confidence. As it frequently occurs during teenage years, this can be particularly damaging as this is a pivotal point in a person’s life and bullying as a result of it can have a lasting impact on a person’s self-assurance. If it is not dealt with correctly, it can even lead to lifelong scars. The unsightly red sores that come with acne can often become incredibly inflamed, not only making them more obvious visually but also causing itchiness, which can increase the likelihood of scarring. As acne is most commonly found on the face, these scars are not easily covered up and can lead to a lifetime of self-consciousness and failed attempts at treatment.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused by oil build up occurs in the skin’s pores, causing them to become blocked from within. This prevents dead skin cells from being cleared and leads to spots forming under the skin’s surface. Erratic hormone levels during puberty lead it to become more common during this stage of life, although it can happen to anyone at any age. Unfortunately, any number of factors can contribute to a hormone imbalance, which in turn has a high chance of messing with the delicate equilibrium of the oils in your skin. But what is the most effective method to deal with acne for good?
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma” therapy. This is a highly advanced process that has been developed to deal with acne in the most effective way possible. PRP treatment for acne works by extracting blood from the patient in a similar way to a blood test; the blood is then separated out into blood cells, platelets and serum using a special machine. It can then be injected back into the patient on the area that requires treatment. The blood platelets are able to encourage the skin cells to grow and develop new tissue, whilst also increasing the production of collagen. This works to rejuvenate the skin and eliminate the damage done by acne whilst also plumping the skin. The process itself may sound a little strange, but don’t worry – it isn’t straight out of Twilight. This treatment has been scientifically formulated to give the best outlook for sufferers of this debilitating skin condition.
How Long Does It Take?
In general, it can take between two to three PRP sessions for patients to see effects. Usually, there will need to be around two weeks’ break between each treatment, meaning the whole process can be completed in as little as one month, although this does vary from patient to patient.
PRP treatment is a fast acting and effective way to rejuvenate skin that has been ravaged by acne. If you suffer from this painful and unsightly complaint, then you should deal with it as early as possible in order to reduce the likelihood of long-term scarring. The effects on your self-esteem of eliminating acne are well worth the expense, as you will take this with you into the rest of your life.