Acne affects approximately 50 million Americans each year. While only 1 in 5 people will struggle with acne scars, those who do understand the emotional toll that often impacts their self-esteem and confidence.
In celebration of National Acne Positivity Day, we want to encourage those struggling with acne scarring by sharing some remarkable advancements in regenerative medicine – namely exosome therapy – that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars!
Let’s dive into the world of acne so we can better understand how to address its aftermath – acne scarring.
What are Different Types of Acne?
Acne, characterized by the occurrence of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and often cysts, typically occurs during puberty due to hormonal fluctuations.
While it’s commonly associated with adolescence, it can persist into adulthood for many individuals and has a variety of causes, including:
- Change in hormones
- Reaction to skincare products
What are Acne Scars?
Having acne is challenging enough. But after an acne breakout, you can also accumulate acne scars, which are notoriously challenging to address. However, with developments in regenerative medicine and biostimulatory treatments, there are effective options available! See them below.
These scars come in various forms, including ice pick scars, rolling scars, and boxcar scars, each with their own distinct appearance and severity.
Acne scars can occur due to:
- Picking or squeezing
- Genetic predisposition
- Overproduction or underproduction of collagen during acne healing
The impact of acne scars goes beyond physical appearance. Many individuals who experience severe scarring report feelings of embarrassment, shame, and anxiety. As a result, scar reduction techniques have become an essential part of dermatological care.
Best Treatment for Acne Scars: Microneedling with Exosomes
Exosome therapy in NYC is a popular regenerative approach that taps into the body’s own healing potential and the ability of exosomes to signal cell regeneration. These tiny structures contain various bioactive molecules, including proteins, lipids, and genetic material, which facilitate cell-to-cell communication and tissue repair. Combined with biostimulatory microneedling, this synergy treatment effectively reduces the appearance of acne scars quicker than microneedling or exosome serums alone.
Another benefit of microneedling is its ability to help reduce hyperpigmenation, or dark spots, which can often accompany acne scars. Dark spots occur for a variety of reasons, including when skin is damaged – such as popping a deep pimple.
The exosomes we use are scientifically-backed, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic intensive dual-action product is meticulously crafted to rapidly penetrate the skin, imparting the potent efficacy of exosomes derived from stem cells. Enriched with powerful growth factors, peptides, coenzymes, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and soothing agents, this complex aims to invigorate, deeply hydrate, and revitalize the skin.
Microneedling with Exosomes vs PRP
Microneedling with exosomes involves introducing these extracellular vesicles, which are rich in growth factors and proteins, into the skin to stimulate cellular activity and regeneration. Exosomes are believed to promote communication between cells, aiding in tissue repair.
On the other hand, PRP, which is derived from a person’s own blood, contains a high concentration of platelets known to accelerate the body’s natural wound healing process. When used in tandem with microneedling, PRP releases growth factors that can amplify collagen production and improve skin texture. Both treatments offer unique benefits, and the choice between exosomes and PRP will depend on individual skin needs.
Which Treatment is Right For You?
Both approaches have shown dramatic results for acne scarring and overall problematic skin. The right approach for you will be determined during your consultation with a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Levine, which you can book by calling 347.960.4909.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Depending on the severity of acne scarring, three (3) to six (6) exosome therapy treatments are recommended for full results, which appear over time as skin repairs itself and production of collagen and elastin are increased, and cell regeneration is activated. Some patients see initial results after their first session, but this is not typical.
Call 347.960.4909 to schedule your consultation and see how you can reduce the appearance of acne scarring in as few as 90 days!