REDUCING ACNE SCARS
What is microneedling?
Dermapen, microneedling or collagen induction therapy with a unique tip provides exceptional results in skin rejuvenation and number of different skin conditions, especially in acne scar reduction.
Microneedling therapy is a very simple procedure that produces controlled micro-injuries with a help of special device and it’s tiny needles to puncture your outer layer of skin. The key is that the skin repairs itself naturally and the damage to the skin will stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin.
Microneedling can be done every 3-6 weeks.
3 treatments are best start for collagen induction. 3 to 6 treatments are recommended for scar reduction. The number of treatments depends on how each individual responds to the treatments. Most people will notice results after the first appointment.
Benefits of microneedling treatment
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces acne scars, surgery and other scars
Reduces pore size
Improves the quality and texture of the skin
About the procedure
First we clean the skin and put numbing cream to lessen discomfort. For better results we use hyaluronic acid, collagen serum or skin lightener for hyperpigmentation during the procedure. A microneedling device is a small handheld pen with a sterile, disposable tip which has 12 tiny needles used to pierce the skin. After the treatment we use collagen serum or hyaluronic acid to hydrate, heal and protect the skin and special mask.
One microneedling session takes about 30 minutes.
After the procedure
Mild redness and possibly some swelling are the common appearance most people will experience and they may last for 24-48 hours. The full effects of the treatment appear several months later, but already within several days to several weeks you will notice a smoother, brighter, and more radiant appearance.
After the treatment, the most important thing is to avoid sun or use sun-protective skin products.
The treatment should be avoided if one has an active infection on the skin, inflamed acne or rosacea and those with hypersensitive skin.