Discover How to Lessen the Appearance of Scars Using PRP

The use of PRP and microneedling produces collagen and reduces the appearance of scarring. // Erstudiostok / iStock/ Getty Images Plus

Clients gain facial scars throughout life from acne to skin conditions like eczema. Now,  Norman Rowe, M.D., founder of Rowe Plastic Surgery in New York City developed a new way of diminishing the appearance of facial flaws, which involves using plasma in the blood. Rowe pairs platelet rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling to correct your skin’s imperfections and create lasting rejuvenation. PRP attracts stem cells, and when stem cells are injected into the skin they become skin cells. By creating channels within your skin through microneedling, collagen and elastin will increase drastically leaving it much smoother, improving the pigmentation, and making it look more like skin. Unfortunately, no scar can be completely removed, but the procedure will make it less noticeable.  

According to Rowe, anyone with a scar is the perfect candidate for this treatment, and it doesn’t simply have to be a facial scar. It can be anywhere on the client's body. He also mentioned that there isn’t a “magic” number for the amount of treatments needed. It solely depends on the severity of the scar. Therefore, if it’s thicker and more discolored, more treatments are required, but if it’s smaller and less pigmented, then it may not take less treatments. 

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