Acne is a condition that affects millions of people each year. While individual outbreaks can be traumatic, it is the lasting damage that acne scars can cause that becomes the real problem of outbreaks. Acne scars, the most prevalent and noticeable form of acne-related damage, can appear as recessed or raised scars. They can make your face look significantly less attractive, which in turn can force you to do everything you can to cover those blemishes. The worst part is that additional makeup can make active acne outbreaks significantly worse. It also tends to be less than healthy for your skin.
The good news is that the Dermapen® is an emerging treatment capable of lessening the appearance of acne scars. If you are looking to do something about your acne scars, then it is beneficial to know how this treatment works, and why it may be just what patients like you need to reverse acne damage.
The Problem of Acne Scarring
To understand how the Dermapen® treats acne scars, it’s important to first understand how acne scars form. When the sebaceous glands beneath the skin become irritated, inflammation occurs near them. This damages the surrounding cells as the lymphatic system tries to remove the irritant, which could be everything from excess oil to bacteria.
The body heals this damage by forming scar tissue. The amount of tissue will depend upon the severity of the outbreak, and the number of times that an area has become irritated. Given enough outbreaks without proper treatment, acne scars will form. These may be raised, but they tend to be recessed into the skin.
Treating Acne Scars with the Dermapen®
The Dermapen® utilizes microscopic needles designed to penetrate the skin at a predetermined depth. This affects the undesirable cells, which includes the tissue that makes up acne scars. The penetration is so controlled that it does not induce the same repair response from the body. This means that new scar tissue is not created while existing scar tissue is broken down and the surrounding tissue is brought to a more level grade.
Once the undesirable tissue has been destroyed by the Dermapen®, this process will help to encourage new cell growth. These cells will be healthier than the older ones, which in turn will lead to an overall improvement in your complexion.
Why Opt for the Dermapen® Treatment?
There are several notable benefits to opting for Dermapen® treatments over others. Dermal fillers, for example, can provide temporary relief from the appearance of acne scars. They can level the surrounding area and the scar tissue to make them less noticeable, but it is worth noting that they are not permanent. The corrections that the Dermapen® allows are permanent. The improvements Dermapen® treatments can provide can last the remainder of a patient’s life.
Another major benefit of Dermapen® for acne scars is the fact that there is no need for invasive surgery or lengthy recoveries. This allows the Dermapen® to provide treatments that align with your life without being inconvenient.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dermapen®?
To determine if the Dermapen® is the best method of minimizing your acne scars, schedule an evaluation at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Guelph. We can use our experience to determine the best treatment to make your face free from the effects of acne, both past and present. Contact our office today to book your consultation.