Acne scars can haunt some of us well past our teens. A tell-tale sign of inflamed blackheads or whiteheads, acne scars can be difficult to get rid off with typical treatments. You can now say hello to smoother skin with a scar removal treatment that uses the Dermapen. Available at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, this automated skin needling device promotes collagen production to rejuvenate skin and unify tone while reducing the appearance of acne scars. It’s also an effective solution for various other types of scars such as chicken pox scars, surgical scars, burns, enlarged pores, pigmentation and even stretch marks (yes, stretch marks are a form of scars where elastin and collagen are destroyed).
First things first
The initial phase of your treatment to remove acne scars involves tackling active acne. You’ll be prescribed a Purifying AZA Cleanser and Toner that will help clarify pores and cleanse skin. Kaolin clay in the Purifying AZA Cleanser also removes impurities and prepares the skin for the treatment with the Dermapen. It’s essential to continue using these products after your treatment as well to prevent recurrence of new acne and keep the skin clean and the pores clear.
So how does the Dermapen work?
What sets the Dermapen apart from other dermal needle rollers that have a fixed needle length is the tip of the this device features multiple adjustable stainless steel micro needles. Depending on your skin type and severity of your concerns, these needles are adjusted to customise the depth of the treatment. When the micro needles come in contact with the skin they cause miniscule punctures, which cause microtrauma and this induces an immune response that then leads to the creation of healthy new collagen. Simply put the micro needling helps generate healthy new skin cells to replace aged or damaged ones. The result? Smooth, plump healthy skin minus any blemishes. It can also be used as an anti-ageing treatment to tackle wrinkles, different types of pigmentation, sun damaged skin and more.
The Dermapen also works as a fantastic drug delivery device. Any product applied to the skin during or immediately after treatment with a Dermapen is very easily absorbed into the skin, making it much more effective than when it’s applied topically the traditional way.
Post treatment care
You may experience some swelling, bruising or redness for two to three days after a treatment with the Dermapen, but it’s best to give it five to seven days to heal completely. Once your skin has healed completely, continue using the Purifying AZA Cleanser and Toner to prevent recurrence of new acne, which in turn will minimise scarring.
Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, #08-07 Pacific Plaza, Scotts Medical Centre, 9 Scotts Road.
6801 4000 | cutislaserclinics.com
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