How Does Microneedling with PRP Minimize Acne Scars?

How Does Microneedling with PRP Minimize Acne Scars?

You haven’t had acne for years, but you’re still reminded of past chronic breakouts every time you look in the mirror: Acne scars have created shallow indentations across the surface of your skin, leaving you with a rough, uneven complexion, despite your best skin care efforts. 

If you’re tired of living with widespread, pitted acne marks, scar reduction specialist Dr. Nidal Hasan and our skilled team at Cosmetico MedSpa can help. Explore how microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) works to improve the appearance of depressed acne scars — and find out what you can expect during this simple and highly effective treatment.

Acne scar reduction (and total skin renewal)

Microneedling with PRP has been dubbed “the ultimate anti-aging facial,” and for good reason: In just one session, this innovative skin renewal treatment can correct, minimize, and improve the appearance of many common signs of aging, including:

What many people don’t know about microneedling with PRP, however, is just how effective it is at treating shallow acne scars. Let’s take a closer look:


Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling uses a pen-like device fitted with a sterile tip of tiny needles to create microchannels across the surface of your skin. 

These tiny surface channels stimulate the production of collagen and elastin proteins in your skin, actively fortifying and tightening your dermal tissues from their deep foundational layer to their soft, touchable surface. As your epidermis remodels its building blocks from the inside out, your pitted acne scars fill in, your skin smooths out, and your complexion looks healthier.

PRP serum

Made from a small sample of your own blood, platelet-rich plasma contains powerful growth factors that stimulate stem cell activity, foster connective tissue repair, and accelerate healing. When smoothed over the microneedling microchannels, PRP takes the skin remodeling process to the next level.

Four steps to diminished scars and healthier skin

Microneedling with PRP takes about 90 minutes from start to finish. Dr. Hasan completes the skin-renewing, scar-reducing treatment in four easy steps: 

1. Blood sample draw

Your scar-reduction treatment begins with gentle facial cleansing, followed by the application of a topical anesthetic to ensure optimal comfort during the microneedling process. While the skin numbing agent takes effect, we draw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm.

2. PRP preparation

Next, we spin your blood sample in a special centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from the plasma. As the liquid plasma and blood cells fall to the bottom of the vial, the platelets rise to the top to create your personal PRP serum — or the “liquid gold” that’s rich in skin-renewing, bioactive growth factors.

3. Microneedling treatment 

With your skin prepped and your PRP serum ready to go, we move on to the microneedling treatment. Dr. Hasan gently rolls the pen-like device across the surface of your skin, creating a uniform series of microchannels in the process.

These superficial wounds trigger a cascade of healing responses in your dermal tissues that features a skin-transforming influx of new collagen and elastin building blocks. Although this process begins immediately, it continues to unfold in the weeks following your treatment. 

4. PRP application 

Finally, we smooth your PRP serum across your skin, pressing gently over the microchannels so it seeps down to your deep dermal layers. As the PRP filters through the tiny openings, its healing growth factors get to work, sending the skin renewal process into high gear. 

Get a smoother, healthier complexion today

Microneedling with PRP offers near-immediate results: Within a day or two, your skin will be noticeably smoother, brighter, tighter, and more uniform. It also offers long-lasting results that continue to improve over time. As your skin ramps up its production of collagen and elastin in the weeks following your treatment, you’ll see ongoing improvements in the appearance, feel, and health of your skin.

To learn how microneedling with PRP can smooth out unwanted acne scars and revitalize your skin, call or click online to schedule a visit at your nearest Cosmetico MedSpa office in Munster, Indiana, or Orland Park, Illinois, today. 

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