Scarring is a part of the natural healing process. With an exception of very mild acne, almost all types of acne result in some degree of scarring. Dermatologists divide acne scars into four grades, depending on their depth and appearance.
Grade 1 acne scarring: macular scars that do not present contour defect (i.e. neither raised nor depressed) but rather cause blemishes, hyper- or hypo-pigmented flat marks
Grade 2 acne scarring: mild scars that are not visible at social distance of greater than 50 centimetres and can be concealed with makeup
Grade 3 acne scarring: moderate scars that are obvious at a social distance greater than 50 centimetres and are hard to cover with makeup or facial hair. However, they can be easily treated with cosmetic procedures
Grade 4 acne scarring: severe depressed scars that are clearly visible at a social distance of greater than 50 centimetres and cannot be covered by makeup or facial hair. Such scars need special treatments like Dermapen skin needling for their healing
Treating acne scars:
There are many cosmetic procedures for improving the appearance of above mentioned acne scars. Most commonly used acne scar treatments include Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Laser Skin Resurfacing and micro-needling skin resurfacing techniques, such as Dermapen 3 pro.
Dermapen is the latest non-invasive skin rejuvenation technique used for improving the appearance of acne scars. The technique uses multiple needles of adjustable length to break the fibrous, uneven scar tissues. These tiny wounds caused by needle pricks not only repair damaged skin cells but also encourage growth of new tissues. It also stimulates natural collagen and elastin production, making the skin smooth and supple.
This technique is more effective and safe as compared to other skin rejuvenating procedures since it does not involve any chemicals. Furthermore, unlike other ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing techniques, Dermapen needling technology does not cause epidermis thinning, since it does not remove damaged layers of skin. This micro-needling technique needs multiple sessions to deliver best results. The number of sessions required varies from person to person depending on the severity of scars.
If you are also planning to undergo Dermapen for acne scars, contact us today now and get it done by the most experienced and highly skilled dermatologists in Dubai. We also offer free online consultation. Spare your two minutes and fill the form below and take your first step towards a smooth and clear skin free of acne scars or blemishes.