Does PRP Get Rid Of Spots?


Why do people develop spots on their skin? There are many causes as to why this happens. Usually, this is caused by aging, too much exposure to sunlight, and too much melanin in parts of the skin. Hyperpigmentation, or dark patches on the skin, occurs when some parts of the skin contain more melanin than others. Melanin is responsible for the color of the eyes, skin, and hair.

Dark spots on the skin are not harmful and do not need surgery, but some people opt to have them removed for aesthetic purposes. Any black spots on the skin are referred to as age spots or sunspots, depending on the cause. There are also many ways this can be fixed by cosmetic treatments. 

Spots on the skin can be light brown or dark brown in color. The color of spots can vary depending on a person's skin tone. They are painless and have the same feel as the skin. Spots come in a variety of sizes and can appear on any part of the body, but they are most prominent in places that are often exposed to light. 

Common Causes of Hyperpigmentation

  • Damage caused by exposure to the sun

This is the most common cause of hyperpigmentation. People may grow dark spots on their skin after being exposed to the sun or ultraviolet light exposure in tanning beds, which are also known as sunspots, solar lentigines, or liver spots. Sunspots are more likely to appear on areas of the body that get the most sun exposure, such as the forehead, neck, or limbs.

  • Side Effect of Medication

Certain drugs can cause dark spots by increasing skin pigmentation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), tetracyclines, and psychotropic drugs are the most popular culprits.

  • Inflammation of the Skin

After about of skin inflammation, dark spots will form. Eczema, psoriasis, skin infection, and acne are just some of the conditions that cause inflammation.

  • Healing of Wounds

After an insect bites, burn, or cut heals, dark spots may remain. These will dissipate over time. 

  • Skin Irritation

Cosmetic Skin and hair products can irritate the skin, resulting in the formation of dark patches.

  • Diabetes

Diabetes can induce darkening of the skin in some places. Acanthosis nigricans, which causes darkened, velvety skin, and shin spots, also known as diabetic dermopathy, are two conditions linked to diabetes that people may mistake for age spots.

While dark spots on the skin may not need to be treated, some people may choose to have them removed for cosmetic purposes.

A dermatologist may prescribe creams or treatments to lighten or, in some cases, completely eliminate dark spots. Procedures are more costly than creams and have a higher risk of side effects, but they perform better. The best cure depends on the cause, the size of the dark spot, and the location of the dark spot on the body. 

In recent years people have started seeking micro-needling with PRP, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that promotes collagen formation by rolling fine needles over the skin and injecting platelets, which are a component of blood.

Microneedling along with PRP has been shown to be one of the most successful therapies for skin pigmentation problems currently available. It is free of chemicals and allows the body to use its own healing abilities to reduce the presence of hyperpigmentation on the skin. Microneedling according to studies stabilizes and normalize pigment formation, as well as help mitigate the presence of hyperpigmentation in all areas of the body. 

Are you Interested in Learning More About Microneedling with PRP in Gilbert, Arizona?

Atlas Health Medical Group in Gilbert, Arizona specializes in providing Naturopathic / Functional Medicine and microneedling with PRP treatment protocols to the East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, San Tan, and Queen Creek. The benefits of microneedling are quite impressive and occur fairly quickly after treatment. The skin will be somewhat inflamed or pink for around a week, however, it will appear more radiant from the initial skin response. After the swelling subsides, the body will produce more collagen in the affected area for up to six months after the treatment. This will lead to softer, firmer skin, and a reduction in wrinkles, a decrease in acne and acne scarring, a reduction in pore size, a reduction in hyperpigmentation and sun damage, and reduced size and appearance of scars and stretch marks. We pride ourselves on setting the standards of patient care and result-driven treatments so our patients return to health and live the life they intended.  Contact us today for your first appointment!

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