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Dermapen microneedling Acne Scars: Is It Worth It?

Sometimes you just want a story of hope. 

Especially when you’re dealing with life-long reminders of your acne on your face, back, arms or chest. All you want to know is, “Will my acne scars go away?” 

Microneedling your acne scars could finally help you achieve the smooth, glowing skin you’ve been waiting for, so you can ditch the cover-up and dim lighting.  

Keep reading if you’ve ever wondered can acne scars be removed because we’ve got good news for you. 

What’s Acne Scarring? 

Those deep pits or rolling texture on your face and body, as well as raised hypertrophic or keloid scars, can all be classified as acne scars. 

Acne is the cause of your scars. However, if you pick or squeeze your acne or have cystic acne, you’re more likely to develop scarring. 

You might also notice dark patches of skin surrounding the indentation or raised areas. This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and is another skin concern caused by acne. 

Types of Acne Scars 

When you think of “acne scarring”, you may immediately think of deep pitted atrophic scars. But even within this category, there are 3 different types of scars. 

Atrophic Acne Scar Types 

Atrophic (or indented) scars are the most common type of acne scarring. You may have just a few of one of the following types or many different types. 

  1. Ice-pick scars are wider at the top and narrow to a point in the skin. 
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  2. Box-car scars are similar, except they have a flat bottom and defined flat slides. 
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  3. Rolling scars don’t show distinct cavities but give your skin a wave-like texture. 
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Hypertrophic Acne Scar Types 

Acne can also lead to raised scars, just like any other trauma. There are 2 types of hypertrophic acne scars. 

  • Hypertrophic scars are raised but still contained within the wound site. 
  • Keloid scars are similar, but the scar tissue continues to grow beyond the original site. 

Dermapen Microneedling Acne Scars 

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First off, we’d better be clear: Dermapen Treatments™ involve more than “just” microneedling acne scars. But yes, when combined with the right products and performed to protocol, they can help reduce the visible appearance of your acne scars. Hooray! 

What do we mean by “more than just microneedling”?  

Don’t be discouraged—this is a good thing! A Dermapen Treatment isn’t just a single microneedling procedure done with a Dermapen 4™ device, although that’s a common misunderstanding. Dermapen Treatment refers to a series of professional microneedling procedures together with a specially selected Meso-Glide serum and additional boosters. For example, the latter might include an ÜBER Peel or at-home microneedling with the Dermapen HOME. 

A true Dermapen Treatment also includes a daily skincare prescription to give your skin the active ingredients it needs to help minimise the appearance of your acne scars. 

How Microneedling Acne Scars Works 

Intrigued by the prospect of reduced acne scars, but wondering what to expect inside the clinic? Don’t worry, the initial consultation will be just that. Your Authorised Treatment Provider analyses your skin and determines a custom Dermapen Treatment using our proven Protocols as a guide. 

During the microneedling procedure, they’ll glide the Dermapen 4 over the scarred region, using a Meso-Glide™ as a lubricant. This triggers a controlled wound healing response within the skin and stimulates collagen and elastin production.  

The needles create thousands of microchannels in your skin, which close within moments. The restorative actives in the Meso-Glide are safely delivered deeper into the skin.

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Why is a Dermapen Treatment a Safer Choice? 

Other therapies promise to make your acne scars go away, so you might be debating whether to choose microneedling. 

But ablative technologies, dermabrasion, or deep chemical peels can often result in thinning of the epidermis and a loss of dermal papillae. They can also damage melanocytes, which can result in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  

Dermapen Treatments regulate and balance the wound healing process for seamless, scarless healing with virtually no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It’s safe and effective for all Fitzpatrick skin types. 

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The Dermapen 4™ Difference 

If you’re excited about your first microneedling procedure, but thinking about using an imitation model or doing it yourself at home, don’t skip this part! 

The Dermapen 4™ creates around 104% more micro channels than the average counterfeit device, meaning superior results for you. The built-in Anti-Contamination Management™ system and fluid guard mechanisms make it the safest device ever.  

Then there’s the exclusive Scar Treatment setting that allows for superior scar revision protocols and treatment results. Not only can the needles penetrate up to 3mm, but the pen automatically calibrates the motor speed, pressure and penetration for targeted precision.  

In short, when you compromise on an inferior device, you risk compromising your skin.  

So, Is Microneedling Acne Scars Worth It? 

Only you can answer that question. But here’s another way to think about it. You know that what you’ve been doing so far isn’t working. You’re probably sick of buying every scar cream under the sun only to be disappointed time and time again. 

If you’re nodding your head, maybe it’s time to try something different. And it’s worth knowing that Dermapen Treatments don’t just help smooth scars. They allow for simultaneous targeting of multiple concerns, thanks to adjustable needle depth and oscillation speed.  

That means if you have active acne or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, your Dermapen Treatment could help improve the look of those concerns in addition to your scars. 

Get the Best Results 

We mentioned a skin prescription a little earlier, so let’s dive into what this means for your skin. As part of a Dermapen Treatment, you’ll be advised to support your results by applying a twice-daily routine of Dp Dermaceuticals—the non-negotiables when microneedling. This revolutionary skincare line was developed expressly for microneedling and delivers the right balance of purest form and clinically developed ingredients to the correct areas of the skin.  

Can’t I Just Microneedle at Home? 

For acne scars? The short answer is no. But here’s the extended version… 

To effectively reduce the appearance of scars, it’s likely that the needles will need to penetrate up to 3mm. These depths should only ever be reached in a clinical setting. At-home microneedling is a fantastic way to support your results between clinical procedures. The Dermapen HOME device’s deepest setting is 0.5mm to help keep you safe and get your optimal results.  

Another reason to consult a professional is that each skin response is unique. A professional consultation will establish:  

  • Procedural intervals  
  • Needle depth 
  • Technique  
  • How many procedures are required 
  • Complementary therapies (such as an ÜBER peel) 
  • Homecare 

In short, your best chance for reducing the appearance of your acne is by consulting a professional. Some acne scars (such as keloids) should only ever be microneedled by experienced practitioners. 

Your Acne Scars Can Go Away 

It might take a little patience and perseverance, but it’s possible to microneedle your acne-scarred complexion back to a smoother, flatter and more glowing surface. Put a plan in place to get the skin you’re dreaming of. Your first step is to talk to an Authorised Treatment Provider. 

If you are a professional and wish to learn how to become a DermapenWorld Authorised Treatment Provider, click here.