How are Acne Scars Created?
Acne Scars are formed during the wound healing process. More specifically after the inflammation, follicular rupture and perifollicular abscess formation.
Types of Scarring
Your acne scars can be either atrophic or hypertrophic. The majority of acne scar cases are atrophic associated with the loss of collagen.
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Types of Pigmentation
There are several types of pigmentation we can experience on our skin. The most common type of skin pigmentation is called Hyperpigmentation and causes dark spots on the skin. Hyperpigmentation is caused by sun exposure, aging, hormonal changes and certain medications. Another type of pigmentation is called Hypo-pigmentation, this type of pigmentation lightens the skin. We will further discuss how microneedling is used to treat pigmentation.
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Microneedling is a procedure used to treat varying skin conditions. A dermapen containing micro needles is used to puncture the outer layer of skin. This procedure stimulates the production of collagen and elastin through cell production.
How does it work?
The microneedling pen glides along the skin and punctures the dermis at a depth of 2.5mm. This creates micro wounds in the skin which allow for the production of collagen and elastin fibers. Resulting in fuller skin, and the reduction of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
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