Acne scars occur when normal tissue in the skin is destroyed and replaced with fibrous tissue. You can think of an acne lesion as a wound. When the damage caused by acne is severe, the body can respond by creating too much tissue or too little tissue. The production of too much tissue forms a keloid or a hypertrophic scar, and too little tissue leads to that depression in the skin, or atrophic scar.
It is important to properly treat and heal the scar tissue in order to eliminate the scar on the surface. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Collagen Induction Therapy is an all-natural treatment for acne scars because it uses your own body's growth factors to repair damaged cells.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, begins by drawing blood from the patient's body, similar to a simple lab blood test. This blood is then put into a machine (centrifuge) that works to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the blood contains at least 8 essential natural growth factors from your own body. These growth factors are infused into the treated area, which in-turn, causes a natural and healthy production of new collagen and elastin.