Filling acne scars is a viable option for those looking to improve the look and texture of their acne scars. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, can be used to temporary improve the texture of atrophic acne scars. These fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, which lasts 6-9 months once injected into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin’s dermis; once injected into the area of acne scarring, the hyaluronic acid dermal filler binds with water molecules to plump up the treated area.
There’s a new filler treatment available at Clear Clinic called Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) that uses growth factors in your own blood, rather than synthetic hyaluronic acid, to help collagen regenerate and stimulate new cell growth, which fills in the pitted areas left behind from acne scars. Injecting your own blood back into your skin may sound scary, but this treatment entails minimal pain and no downtime. The needle used is very tiny. At Clear Clinic, we use the patented SELPYHYL System to prepare the blood for injection. This system uses a unique centrifuge to collect and separate the PRFM out of the blood.
What to Expect During Your PRFM Treatment
The entire SELPHYL process takes about 30 minutes. One of our trained skincare professionals will extract the blood from your arm. Your blood is then put into the centrifuge system to extract the “liquid gold,” a gel-like substance of PRFM. The liquid gold is then expertly injected into the areas with acne scars on your face. It will take up to three weeks to see the results from your SELPYL PRFM injections. The results can last for years.
For more information on SELPHYL and to see if this treatment is right for you, contact one of our patient representatives now.