Acne scars can plague the skin long after your blemishes are gone. These scars are most often caused by an inflamed lesion, such as a cyst, papule, or pustule. Inflamed blemishes occur when the pore or follicle becomes engorged with bacteria, excess oil, and dead skin cells, causing it to swell. Severe swelling can cause a break in the follicle wall which allows infected materials to contaminate the dermis and damage healthy tissue. While some acne scars will heal on their own over time, others require medical treatment. At the Cutis Laser Clinics, we recommend the safe and effective Dermapen.

What Is Dermapen Microneedling?

The Dermapen is a microneedling device which offers several skin benefits. It can lift, tighten and rejuvenate all skin types for a more beautiful complexion. It can also visibly improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and trauma, surgical, and acne scars.

Dermapen’s microneedling pen is one of the safest and most effective treatments for rejuvenating skin. The device is made up of two parts: an electric hand piece that plugs into an electrical outlet to deliver a constant stream of power, and a disposal needle tip that contains 12 microscopic needles.

To prepare for the procedure, the needle tip must be inserted into the hand piece. Each patient receives his or her own individual sterile and sealed disposal needle cartridge to ensure safety and comfort. Once the needle tip is inserted, it’s ready for use. When turned on, the motor causes the tip to oscillate at a rate of 110 revolutions per second.

To achieve acne scar removal, the needles create tiny puncture holes in the skin’s surface which results in micro-trauma. This trauma forces an immune response from the body which results in the production of new and healthy collagen. The puncture holes also transfer nutrients during the treatment to the deeper layers of skin.

What Are the Primary Advantages?

If you want to know how to remove acne scars, look no further than the Dermapen.  This non-invasive procedure involves no surgery and no recovery time. It’s also gentle enough to be used on the most sensitive areas of the face and body, such as the upper and lower eyes, lips, and nose. Here are just a few other benefits of the Dermapen:

  • Treatment takes just 30 to 60 minutes
  • Requires no downtime
  • Is safe for use on all skin types and colors
  • Results in little to no discomfort

After the procedure, it’s normal for your skin to appear slightly red or flushed. This redness will typically diminish within two to three hours following the treatment. Visible results of the Dermapen can usually be seen just after six to eight weeks and will continue to improve over time.

Many people want to know how to get rid of pimple scars but few have an effective solution. Removing acne scars requires the assistance of a skin specialist to ensure that no further damage occurs to the skin. To learn more about the Dermapen Microneedling procedure or to schedule an appointment for acne scar removal, contact the Cutis Laser Clinics today.