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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Scar Reduction

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PRP for scar reduction is a relatively new regenerative medicine treatment that can improve the appearance of scars from injuries or surgeries that may attract undesired attention or be bothersome for cosmetic reasons.

What is Platelet-Rich-Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment that can reduce scarring. PRP is made from your own blood that has been spun in a centrifuge to separate blood cells from platelets in the plasma (the liquid part of your blood). Your plasma is then remixed to contain a much higher than normal level of platelets that may be 5 to 10 times higher than normal.

How PRP Treatment Works

The PRP treatment process begins and ends with using your own platelets, plasma, and blood to stimulate cells to promote new cell growth. Your plasma contains proteins and nutrients that help skin cells rejuvenate on the cellular level. Plasma-rich platelet therapy helps rebuild structures by increasing the level of growth factors in damaged skin. The growth factors then help promote the proteins elastin and collagen, and these proteins help new healthy cells grow where your scar is so it isn’t as visible.

PRP Therapy for Acne Scars

PRP therapy with injections has been used for decades to treat acne scars and facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Plasma-rich platelet therapy is typically combined with other procedures, like laser resurfacing or microneedling, to improve acne scars. Once your acne scars have been corrected, providing you do not get more acne that results in scarring, the treatment is permanent.

PRP Therapy for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks occur naturally when your skin loses elasticity because there is an excess of cortisone in your body. Stretch marks can happen anywhere on the body and tend to fade over time. Injections of platelet-rich plasma into the areas of your body where stretch marks are most prominent can help speed up the natural healing process to get rid of your stretch marks. The PRP injection tells your cells to grow, and when your cells grow, your skin is provided with more elasticity.

PRP Therapy for Traumatic or Surgical Scars

PRP therapy can help repair scars on your skin that are caused by trauma or surgery. These scars often appear as thick skin that is either raised or depressed, depending on the type of skin trauma, and have a harder texture from the random rebuilding of tissue during the body’s healing process. PRP therapy improves new and old scars by stimulating a more even regulation of elastin and collagen.

PRP Therapy for Burn Scars

Treatment with PRP (plasma rich platelets) can help heal and repair scars that have been caused by minor burns. PRP serum contains anti-infective elements that promote rapid healing and can prevent the likelihood of infection.

What to Expect During PRP Therapy

Before your PRP treatment can be administered, your blood must be drawn first. Your blood is then spun in a centrifuge that will separate your blood into its main components. Once the spinning process has separated your blood from its platelets, the platelets are collected and combined with your plasma.

Depending on what you are receiving PRP therapy for, the platelet-rich plasma is then injected around your stretch marks, into problem areas in your face, or near areas that have heavy acne scarring. This treatment method might be applied using a microneedling technique or used in a centralized area.

What Happens After PRP Treatment

After a PRP treatment, avoid washing the area for the next 24 to 48 hours. You may experience soreness in the treatment area for a few days, which is most common when you’ve received an injection in a localized area. If you had a micro-needling treatment, there may be some noticeable discomfort across a larger area.

PRP therapy triggers healing inside the body, and some bruising can be expected. Results from PRP treatments increase continually over time. The most visible results will be noticed at least six months after your initial treatment.

Why Choose PRP Treatment?

If you’re looking for an all-natural treatment method that can reduce scarring and smooth the look of stretch marks with long-lasting results, PRP therapy is a good choice. With PRP treatment, you don’t need to worry about any potential interactions between the plasma and your body. Since the treatment method is made from your own plasma and platelets, it is entirely compatible with you.

We Can Help Reduce the Appearance of Scars with PRP Therapy

PRP therapy is making lives better in a number of ways, and the all-natural healing treatment is safe with long-lasting results. If you want to reduce the appearance of scars, smooth out stretch marks, or get rid of acne scars, PRP for scar reduction can help.

Contact the experienced staff at A Family Chiropractic Clinic and Integrated Pain Relief to learn more about PRP therapy for scar reduction and regain your confidence. Call us at 940-566-0000 or contact us online about PRP Therapy.