Acne scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, surgery) results in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different. Instead of a nice “basket weave” formation of fibers, the collagen in scar tissue is aligned in a single direction resulting in a pronounced and thicker appearance.
There are multiple causes of acne, including hormone dysfunction, allergies, environmental factors, and nutritional deficiencies. Regardless if the cause, acne scars are a result of skin follicles becoming blocked by excessive oils. The skin will attempt to heal anyway, and scar tissue forms as the collagen becomes deformed and thickens.
For years, Dermapen has been providing results and improving the appearance of acne scars. The physiological nature of microneedling can break up fibrous and uneven scar tissue, and encourage the growth of new tissue. Dermapen keeps the epidermis integrity fully intact, which quickens healing time and causes less pain.
Of course, always recommend that you consult your medical professional on the best course of action for your individual skin conditions. While each patient is different and conditions will vary, the average treatment regimen consists of 5-6 sessions.
Dermapen adjustable needles penetrate a controlled depth into the dermis, which means that results are initially seen in six weeks. However, the full benefits of the treatment can take up three months to take effect.
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