Almost everyone has suffered from acne and dealt with the frustation of pimples. Over 85% of Americans suffer from some form of acne in their lifetime. What’s worse, scarring is a common complication of acne that can produce permanent blemishes and texture changes of your skin. The best treatment is prevention, but once it has already occurred, there are several treatments that are available to you. At Dr. Fakheri’s office, we offer one of the best treatment options for acne scarring: a combination of microneedling and PRP (platelet-rich plasma).
Microneedling is primarily used as a cosmetic treatment for acne scars. During a microneedling session, Dr. Fakheri will use a special roller which makes small, micro-pricks in your skin. This micro-perforations stimulate your body’s natural wound healing mechanisms in order to stimulate collagen production. This increased collagen production will make your skin appear tighter and help regain its elasticity. Besides just treating scars, it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. Overall it significantly improves the appearance of your skin.
How PRP and Microneedling compare to other treatments
When microneedling is used with PRP, the growth factors in PRP further increase wound healing, enhancing the effects of microneedling and helping you achieve your desired results more quickly. Besides wound healing, PRP also promotes collagen growth, which makes microneedling much more effective as a treatment for acne scars.
Who is the ideal candidate for microneedling and PRP?
In general, almost all patients can consider this treatment for acne scars, and it can be used in conjunction with other treatments options such as dermabrasion and laser scar treatment. Dr. Fakheri will develop a specific treatment plan for you based upon the type of acne scarring that you have and the overall goals of treatment.
To schedule your free cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Fakheri and to see if Microneedling with PRP is right for you, please visit or call our office today. Our office is located in Tarzana, CA, just nearby to Woodland Hills and Encino.