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Acne Scars
PRP with MicroNeedling

Acne Scars

Acne scars are treated in Portland at Cascade Medical Spa & Tattoo Removal Center use the best treatments for your acne scar reduction. Our practitioners will discuss your best treatment option during your free skin consultation. There are several different types of acne scars and the type of treatment needed can depend on the severity and the different types of scarring. At Cascade we offer Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and PRP with Microneedling along with a variety of PCA skin products. We will cater a treatment package together to deliver the best results clinically possible for your individual needs.

“I have had 2 procedures at Cascade Medical Spa, the latter being micro-needling. The space is inviting, extremely clean, and staff amazing. I highly recommend…Amanda is very personable and will help create a beauty plan for your face. I was looking for a new med spa and so glad I found it. Thanks Cascade!!” 

Michelle B. 8.20.18

Acne Scars – PRP with MicroNeedling. Aug, 2018

Different Types Of Acne Scars

Ice Pick

Common- Ice pick scars are deep pits that are usually less than 2mm across. They extend into the skin, giving the skin an appearance of having been punctured by an ice pick.


Common- Rolling scars are caused by damage under the surface of the skin. They give the skin a wave-like appearance. They tend to be wide and shallow.


Common- Boxcar scars are angular scars with sharp vertical edges, and resemble the scars left by chicken pox. They may be shallow or deep, and are most often found on the cheeks and temples.


Less Common- Hypertrophic scars are raised and lumpy. They tend to appear on the back and chest, but can also appear on the neck and face. Often the result of severe acne (cysts or nodules), they generally stay within the boundary of the original wound, and may decrease in size over time.

The best treatment for Acne Scars in Portland Oregon

Acne Scar treatments utilizing PRP with a Microneedling combination is considered to be the latest technological treatment to reduce and eliminate acne scarring. This method of total facial rejuvenation has proven to be a highly effective treatment.

Microneedling uses tiny rolling needles which breakdown the structure of acne scars and stimulates the formation of new collagen. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) then promotes local tissue growth and repairs damaged tissue by releasing growth factors which then stimulate cell reproduction. PRP also helps initiate new vascular supply in the tissue, which adds healthy color and an evened skin tone. PRP will increase the number of stem cells in the area and increase the production of collagen. These benefits together make the skin appear smoother and firmer giving the patient a more youthful look.

“PRP Microneedling for Acne scars: I had an amazing experience! I emailed two spas and Cascade was quick to respond and very informative about procedure. I also let them know that I had a budget and they were willing to work with me. I had the procedure done on Sunday and let me tell you Amanda is amazing! She made me feel calm and I am extremely scared of needles, she had soothing calm music playing and even gave me a comfy blanket which made me feel at home. I brought my friend and boyfriend for support and Amanda was talkative which made the whole process fun and quick! She let me know what she was doing every step of the way! I would recommend this place to anyone! I have already recommended this place to about 4 people who saw the video I posted on instagram! Excited for my next two sessions!”

Esmeralda V. 2.25.19

Acne Scars Treated with PRP

A series of 3 or 4 treatments is recommended. Here is some good results after 3 sessions from some lovely ladies who happily have been getting treatments at Cascade, one of whom does not have to wear makeup anymore 🙂

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MicroNeedling with PRP
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PRP with Microneedling after 1 treatment 10.07.18

Amanda Nelson, RN

PRP with Microneedling after 2 treatments 11.26.18

How Many Acne Scar Treatments Do You Need?

Often, a series of treatments is recommended for optimum results. For acne scarring revision, more acne scar treatments may be needed depending on the severity of the scar. It is important you understand every person’s skin is different and results may vary. Our goal at Cascade is to achieve the best results possible with each treatment.

“Amanda’s thorough attention to detail as she performed my micro needling w/PRP and injections was much less painful and stripy than the first treatment I had received from a nice, but also very expensive doctor in Tigard last month !!!”

A. M. 6.2.18

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