The Role of Microneedling in Acne Vulgaris Treatment And Other Skin Conditions image by Dermapen World

Acne is not a life-threatening condition but the damage it places on one’s self-esteem and confidence can be considered major, especially when left ignored. What is more frustrating than acne is the scars that it leaves behind. Scarring is a product of cystic acne or from the intentional picking of inflamed skin. Even when the cystic acne or acne vulgaris has been resolved, the scars it leaves behind last for many years.

If none of those over-the-counter products effectively worked in diminishing the appearance of acne, you may want to try out microneedling. An in-clinic micorneedling procedure done by a dermatologist or skincare specialist will help you treat acne and the scars that it leaves behind.

What types of scars are treated by microneedling?

Microneedling uses skin pens such as Dermapen 4 to create microinjuries on the skin. The process of creating small punctures prompts the skin to release compounds that aid in effective healing. Collagen and elastin are two of the most important compounds that are produced as a result of microneedling process.

The scars from cystic acne or acne vulgaris is not the only skin condition that can be treated by microneedling. Here are other types of skin issues that are managed and treated to create visible results withn as a result of regular microneedling sessions:

  • Burn scars
  • Melasma
  • Surgical scars
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hair loss
  • Sagging skin
  • Premature aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet

Are there side effects to microneedling use?

For first time patients, expect minor side effects after the procedure. Redness and inflammation are common side effects post procedure, but they usually subside after a few days.

One of the major selling points of microneedling is that there is minimal to no downtime. Patients can resume their usual activities and skincare routine a day after microneedling session. There are however guidelines that you must follow to ensure the best results and for your skin not to get damaged by external stressors after microneedling.

  • Avoid direct contact from the sun. Do not forget to use sunscreen with adequate SPF. The skin is highly sensitive after any type of invasive skin procedure, however minimally invasive. Wear a hat or cap to further protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun.
  • Do not use exfoliants and alcohol-based skincare products. After microneedling the skin is injured and will need time to heal. Using exfoliants will create more uneven punctures and/or damages which may result in longer healing time and adverse effects.

To avoid these problems after a microneedling session, we highly encourage that you use recommended products from Dp Dermaceuticals line. These skincare essentials are formulated to support the effects of microneedling on the skin. Most are in-home skincare products that you can use daily to nourish the skin, protect it from the elements, and boost vitamin and minerals supplementation directly on the skin.

Do you want those pesky acne disappear from your face? To learn more about Dermapen Microneedling or to locate a Dermapen Authorised Treatment Provider near you, call us on +612 9889 3636 or visit