PRP for Acne Scarring & Stretch Marks
PRP Treatments for Acne Scarring and Stretch Marks in Lehigh Valley, PA
Post acne scarring and stretch marks are two highly common conditions that our dermatology office receives inquires for. Are they treatable? The answer is, in most cases, yes. Dr. Kothari is pleased to offer his assistance to anyone bothered by acne scars and stretch marks in Lehigh Valley, PA and surrounding regions.
Both acne and stretch marks can cause insecurity, and many individuals choose to seek out ways to get rid of theirs or pursue treatments that can reduce their noticeability. Some treatment options available to our patients include:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for acne scars
- PRP injections for stretch marks
- Microneedling with PRP
How Do Acne Scars and Stretch Marks Form?
No one is exactly sure why acne forms, though there seem to be some genetic contributors, such as stress and hormone levels, excess sweat, and environmental factors. It can come in the form of various blemishes, such as whiteheads and blackheads.
While most people recognize that acne scars can be formed by picking at the skin during breakouts, sometimes scarring can simply be a result of how deeply the blemish has penetrated the skin and damaged the tissue beneath it. As the acne fades and the skin begins to heal itself, the body may create too much collagen, thus creating those unsightly scars. Depending on whether you’re suffering from Hypertrophic (raised) or Atrophic (depressed) scarring, Dr. Kothari can work with you to determine the best acne scar treatment.
As for stretch marks, these are irregular streaks or lines that often appear when the skin’s dermis layer is stretched beyond its limits. While many people associate stretch marks with weight gain and pregnancy, there are actually many common causes of stretch marks, such as rapid growth during puberty, certain medical conditions, and the prolonged use of corticosteroid lotions.
What is a PRP Injection?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and these injections are a cutting-edge medical breakthrough that doctors and scientists have developed in recent years. You can get a PRP injection as an acne scarring treatment, and it will promote healing over time.
Amped-up plasma is typically injected into the body where an injury occurs. However, PRP also has anti-aging properties that can significantly reduce acne scars.
It can also work as a stretch mark treatment if a doctor injects it into the skin where such marks appear, such as around the abdomen or other problem areas. Acne scar removal and stretch mark
treatments are indeed possible with the tools that are available today.
Dr. Kothari offers microneedling with PRP, as well. This is a cosmetic procedure that’s also known as collagen induction therapy and works to reduce the signs of aging.
Dr. Kirit Kothari has cosmetic and medical dermatology offices in Allentown, Bethlehem, and East Stroudsburg, PA. For more information regarding our PRP treatments for acne scarring and stretch marks, contact one these offices today and inquire about your next appointment.