Choosing a medical microneedling treatment to improve acne scarring

To improve the appearance of acne scarring, it isn’t always a simple process. While many lotions and potions may claim to help, in truth choosing a medical microneedling treatment may be a better long-term solution.

Providing reliable results, a medical microneedling treatment (or a course of) can help to repair the damage to the skin caused by acne and acne scarring. Patients who undertake this type of skin rejuvenation treatment are usually delighted with the results, that not only help to improve the skin but also their self-esteem.

Medical microneedling devices, such as SkinPen, can provide skin rejuvenation previously thought impossible for suffers from acne-related scarring. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing the reasons why SkinPen specifically can repair acne-ravaged skin, all with minimal downtime.

What causes acne scarring?

Inflamed, red blemishes most commonly cause acne scarring – these often form in patches and can lead to scars forming in future. Pores become blocked due to excess oil and bacteria, causing the pores to swell up and show as shallow lesions. While some are minor and heal quickly, others leave visibly damaged tissue.

How can a medical microneedling treatment help?

The production of new collagen can be prompted, helping the skin regenerate and smoothing the surface of the skin. This, in turn, reduces the appearance of acne scarring and allowing fresh tissue to form.

It often requires more than one treatment, and there are some months to wait before a patient sees the final result, but most find the medical microneedling treatment comfortable and effective.

Who is and isn’t suitable for this kind of treatment?

Patients can be considered if they have acne scarring but not active acne – a different kind of treatment should be considered if this is the case. Other issues that may prevent a medical microneedling treatment with SkinPen include poor skin health (e.g. active skin infections), keloid scarring or an unstable skin type.

Why choose SkinPen?

There is a plethora of benefits to choosing SkinPen for skin rejuvenation and acne scarring treatments. Unlike older dermaroller treatments, this hand-held device is clinically proven to provide safe and dependable treatments, whether that be for facial rejuvenation or collagen production.

SkinPen is an FDA cleared, and CE marked medical micro needling device, offered in clinics across the UK and distributed by BioActiveAesthetics. As well as this, SkinPen Precision was awarded The Barry Knapp Award for Product Innovation of the Year at the Aesthetics Awards.

What depth does the device go?

SkinPen is motorised and allows precise control of the needle depth, usually from 0.25 to 2.5mm. For shallow scars, a depth of 1mm should be suitable, and for deeper acne scars 2.0. If you wish, you can read more about the device protocols specifically on the website.

Would you like to know more?

BioAcitiveAesthetics is the UK distributor for SkinPen. If you would like more information about the device or how medical microneedling can improve acne scarring or the skin, please contact us via email or phone.