What Causes Acne?
Acne is the most common skin problem in the United States. When the oil that our bodies naturally produce to keep our skin from drying out causes dead skin cells to stick together in the pore instead of rising to the surface, acne forms. Sometimes, bacteria can also get into the clogged pores, which can lead to inflammation.
Common Acne Treatments
Some common acne treatments include:
- Custom Facials
- Oxygen Acne Facial
- Laser Treatments
- Microneedling with PRP
PRP is an extremely effective treatment for diminishing the appearance of acne scarring.
What is PRP (platelet rich plasma)?
Platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. Platelets are well-known for their clotting abilities, but they also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal.
To derive platelet-rich plasma, clinicians take a blood sample from the patient and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma. This is done in our clinic at the time of treatment.
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