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Dealing with Acne Scars? Here’s How Dermapen Microneedling Can Help

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Are you seeking a safe and affordable solution to your acne scars? If you are, then you’ve probably become aware of the benefits of Dermapen Microneedling procedures. If you’re struggling with acne now or have struggled in the past and have the scars to prove it, it should comfort you to know that non-invasive cosmetic procedures are available at your local Medical cosmetic clinic. Microneedling offers you the chance to heal imperfections in your skin naturally and without breaking the bank.

Is Dermapen Microneedling right for you? Continue reading to learn more about the procedure and whether it can help relieve you of bothersome acne scars.

What is Dermapen Microneedling?

Dermapen Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, is a non-invasive cosmetic non-surgical procedure that heals skin lines and scar tissue by invoking microtraumas to activate your skin’s innate healing powers. A Dermapen, which resembles a tattoo gun in some ways, is a pen-like device with several tiny, sterile needles. The Dermapen is used to create hundreds of tiny, barely-visible punctures in your skin. The process is similar to acupuncture but is instead designed to improve the appearance of your skin.

When your skin tissue is damaged, it will attempt to heal itself by producing, collagen and elastin, among other things. Together, these proteins restore your skin’s natural elasticity, exfoliating and evening skin tone. By producing hundreds of tiny, controlled punctures in your skin tissue, microneedling activates a wave of collagen and elastin production within your skin tissue that overwhelms damage or imperfections in your skin, including acne scars.

What’s the Dermapen Microneedling procedure? 

Dermapen Microneedling is a brief and relatively painless procedure. The procedure is minimally invasive and will take a few hours from start to finish. Little preparation is required; however, your Palm Clinic doctor will first clean your face of any dirt and makeup.

A numbing cream will then be applied and left to sit for several minutes, and then the microneedling can begin. When it’s finished, you will likely notice some bleeding, and your skin will be red and sensitive for a few days as your skin tissue sets to work repairing itself. Eventually, you will see clearer, smoother skin, depending on the penetration level and the number of your procedures.

Is Dermapen Microneedling the right choice for me? 

Dermapen Microneedling is a practical and effective choice for a variety of acne scars. The type, volume, and intensity of your scars will dictate how many treatments will be necessary. Deep, narrow scars (like ice pick scars) reach far into the underlying tissue beneath your skin, and will be less affected by microneedling, although a regimen of multiple treatments may still minimise their appearance. However, shallower scars (like boxcar scars or rolling scars) can be significantly improved by a series of treatments.

Take control of your acne scars 

If you are troubled by your acne scars, you don’t need to tolerate them any longer. Be it Dermapen Microneedling or microdermabrasion procedures, you can take action today to restore your skin to its natural beauty. Contact the cosmetic medicine experts at Palm Clinic today.

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