Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for Acne Scars

Are you considering platelet rich plasma therapy in Calgary?

Platelet rich plasma therapy can be highly effective for diminishing acne scarring — this cutting-edge procedure uses your own platelets to rejuvenate and stimulate the new collagen production. At Derm.ca, our PRP treatment is frequently combined with other scar treatment modalities to improve the appearance of acne scars.

PRP For Acne - Before & After

PRP Platelet Rich Plasma for acne

How does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy work?


Platelets are your body’s richest source of collagen-promoting growth factors. During the PRP procedure, a small vial of blood is collected. It is then run through a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelets.

Next, your own collagen-promoting growth factors are removed from platelets using advanced techniques in our certified laboratory. Afterward, the platelets’ growth factors are delicately placed at the optimal depth in your acne scars to help elevate indented scar tissue.

How are the best results from PRP achieved?


Often, platelet rich plasma therapy is combined with other procedures to improve the appearance of acne scars — no one single modality is “perfect” for treating this problem.

Collagen growth from PRP is not detectable for about six weeks. At that point, the Derm.ca team will decide if more PRP is necessary.

Am I a good candidate for PRP treatment?


If your acne scars are soft, indented and atrophic, you will likely be a good candidate for PRP acne scar therapy. To confirm that you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure, talk to us first during a complimentary PRP treatment consultation in Calgary.

How long does it take?


PRP preparation takes about 20 minutes (including the blood draw). The entire procedure takes between 30 and 45 minutes. It may take longer if additional procedures are administered at the same time.

Is it painful?


While it may come as a surprise to many clients, PRP therapy is not painful. If you are pain-sensitive, a numbing cream can be used 30 minutes before starting the procedure. If other treatments are combined with PRP, local anesthesia will be applied to ensure your experience is pain-free.

If you are seeking the best solution for your acne scars, there’s no need to spend your time searching for PRP in Calgary. Contact Derm.ca today for a free consultation.

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Medical Dermatology appointments require a referral from your Family Doctor or General Practitioner, while Cosmetic procedures do not.

A fee of $100 will be charged should you choose not to obtain a referral for any Medical appointments. Please contact us at 403-457-1900 or email us at info@derm.ca if you are unclear as to whether your issue is Medical or Cosmetic.

Also, you are welcome to use the acne.ca platform for secure electronic dermatology consultations.

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