Radiant skin has an underlying padding of collagen which keeps it looking plumped, firm and smooth. It is generally known that collagen depletion causes wrinkles, lines and folds marking the passage of time. What isn’t as well known, however, is the role collagen depletion plays in the formation of acne scars.
Acne scars are of two types, the more common one being Atrophic scars, which occur as collagen is lost at the site of an acne ‘injury’ and result in a depression stays visible over the long term.
The solution lies in restoring collagen precisely at the site of the damage. This becomes the essential core of a skin resurfacing plan. Collagen can be induced to regenerate by deploying the process of micro-needling. Skin needling or micro-needling also creates a channel for nutrients applied to the skin to be better absorbed by the epidermis.
Dermapen micro-needling is a well regarded treatment for skin rejuvenation. Its pinpoint precision allows for an extraordinary degree of control in the hands of an expert dermatologist. This is a mechanical device which uses surgical steel micro-needles, fixed to a pen-like structure. A nifty little device, it can be conveniently used to treat specific skin areas, both large areas as well as small.
The depth to which the needles penetrate, can be manipulated electronically, and they can be adjusted for a range of outcomes – from enhancing nutrient absorption on the superficial layer to penetrating deep down to treat:
• Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
• Improving acne scars and wound healing
• Improving wrinkles and fine lines
• Minimising pore size and uneven skin surface
• Improving stretch marks
• Treating and improving alopecia and general hair loss
• Lightening hyperpigmentation with active serums