If you suffer from unsightly acne scars that are leaving you feeling embarrassed and like you always have to touch up your photos, you are not alone. After suffering from severe acne, your skin can become sensitive and can be prone to scarring, especially if you were on certain medications that made your skin more sensitive to things like light and touch. However, by using new and innovative technology, you can help rid your skin of acne scars and get back your once smooth and even complexion. Read on to learn more about Dermapen.
What is Dermapen?
Dermapen is a micro-needling procedure, in which needles are injected into your skin at a 90 degree angle in order to create microscopic wounds. Once these wounds have been created, the body’s natural reaction to these wounds is to create collagen and elastin in order to help those wounds heal. Do to the precise nature of Dermapen, your doctor will be able to inject needles in hard to reach places across your face including around your nose, mouth, and eyes.
What Does it Feel Like?
Luckily, you will be given a topical anesthetic before your Dermapen procedure, so what you do feel will be very minimal if anything at all. Many patients experience some slight pressure as the needles go into the face, but you shouldn’t feel any pain. If you do start to experience some noticeable pain, make sure to tell your doctor immediately so that they can administer more of the topical anesthetic.
What are the Results Like?
Immediately after your Dermapen procedure, you can expect your skin to be red and feel a little bit sore for around 24 hours. However, after that 24 hour time period, your skin will work to heal itself and you shouldn’t see any redness or scarring. For the results of the Dermapen to kick in, you can expect an average of six to eight weeks. And although one treatment session is suitable for some, consult with your doctor about how many treatments will help with your specific condition.
To learn more about Dermapen or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!