Acne scars are a big problem for some people, but treating them has always been challenging. Topical creams and lotions have traditionally been used to clear acne scars, but skin rejuvenation techniques such as micro-needling are now proving to be effective as well. Can micro-needling really treat acne scars and improve your complexion? Let’s find out.
What is micro-needling?
Micro needling is a skin rejuvenation technique that uses tiny needles to reduce pores, heal scars, and refresh the complexion. There are several micro needling devices available on the market, including the next-generation Dermapen.
The Dermapen is a skin needling device that consists of 15-20 medical grade needles that penetrate the dermis. It lifts and tightens the skin, and improves skin tone and texture. It is a flexible device with multiple speed options, as well as variable needle depth.
How the Dermapen treats acne scars
The needles in the Dermapen create microscopic injury points in the skin, which triggers the skin’s natural healing, and also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is responsible for keeping the skin smooth and plump, but levels decline as we age. As collagen levels increase after Dermapen treatment skin renewal takes place, and this causes the skin to become smoother, and also heals acne scars.
It often takes multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart, to achieve the desired results with micro-needling. There is some redness after treatment, but this normally clears in about 24 hours, allowing patients to resume normal activities.
Dermapen microneedling treatment is available at Cobb Wellness and Aesthetics in Roswell, GA. Please call (770) 649-0094 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Linda Kelley, to find out how microneedling can treat acne scars. Dr. Kelley will also explain how microneedling can help you achieve younger looking skin.