Acne hardly attacks your skin alone! After fighting it, treating it, and praying for it to go away, acne scars are usually waiting in line to surprise you. Moreover, picking at your skin with pimples can leave behind scars lasting for several months or even years, just like other types of scars. But the good news is that this imperfection is treatable with RF microneedling for acne scars.
Unless your scars have a good story to tell to others,
they do not deserve to exist on your skin!
You must have tried everything, from over-the-counter medications to at home DIY anti-scar remedies without success. All without any success! Right?
However, the best dermatologist for acne scars in Lahore has successfully treated scars with microneedling at Glow and Go skin clinic. Our experts offer the latest acne scar treatment that helps reduce not only acne scars but also pigmentation and dark spots.
Understanding Your Acne Scars
When the acne lesions on your skin cause damage to your skin, your body naturally works to form new collagen fibres to repair it. Sometimes the body cannot create these new fibres correctly, leading to irregular acne scars on your face or other parts of your body.
These acne scars can be mild or severe, and may look like spots, and bumpy or uneven skin. Usually, they look raised and red or brownish but can also look dented and flat on skin.
Most common types of acne scars to look out for are:
- Atrophic scars
- Keloid and hypertrophic scarring
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Most Common Atrophic Acne Scars
- The most common type of atrophic acne scarring is known as icepick scars, which look like tiny dots or pits in the skin. They are usually found on the face but can also appear on other parts of the body, such as the arms or back.
- Box scars appear as round or oval depressions with well-defined outlines resembling chickenpox scars.
- Another type of atrophic scarring is known as rolling scars, which look similar to small waves on the skin surface without well-defined boundaries. These scars are a result of permanent damage to your deep skin layers.
Usually, it is quite hard to tell what types of acne scars you’ll develop after your condition heals. If you find it hard to figure out what type of acne scar you are dealing with, seek help from the best dermatologist in Lahore or head over to Glow & GO Lahore and Islamabad skin care clinics.
Hypertrophic and Keloid Acne Scars
Hypertrophic acne scars result from the excess collagen production in your skin during the process of acne healing. These scars are the same size as the acne that developed them. They generally appear on your body rather than your face.
Similarly, Keloid scarring also results from too much collagen production during the acne healing process. However, these are larger than hypertrophic scarring. Also, they appear as small bumps and can cause bubble-like swelling on your skin.
In many cases, as your acne heals, it usually leaves a mark behind due to skin inflammation. The dark spot results from excess melanin production in your skin during recovery.
Wondering whether RF micro needling may treat acne scars? Read on to learn more about the process and how to talk to a dermatologist about its effectiveness and possible side effects.
What Is Microneedling RF Treatment?
If you are looking for a skin treatment that can treat multiple skin issues without the need to take any other treatment, RF microneedling is for you. It can treat several skincare issues, such as scars and wrinkles. Moreover, clinical trials have shown generally excellent outcomes, and it might even aid with post-acne atrophic scars.
The skin clinics for acne scars offer a special technique for providing RF Microneedling treatments. This guarantees the delivery of radiofrequency energy to the skin’s surface at the proper depth. Moreover, adding RF energy into your microneedling treatments can get even better results because it helps in boosting your skin’s collagen and elastin production.
According to the journal of Dermatologic Surgery, a small study on the safety and efficacy of RF microneedling was carried out in 2017. It revealed that the RF microneedling was efficient against acne scars in 19 patients between the ages of 24 to 51 years. The success rate was (100%) after 3 months of the treatment.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
The RF microneedling treatment effectively treats acne scars and some other skin conditions. The procedure involves making tiny holes with a fine small needling device and the application of radiofrequency waves at the same time causing minor skin injury.
As a result your brain is stimulated to activate the skin’s healing process by boosting collagen making. This removes old scar tissue and promotes healthy and new skin growth.
RF Microneedling Can Treat A Variety Of Scars
Radiofrequency microneedling, is not just ideal for correcting your acne scars, in fact, it is one of the “go-to” treatments for scars found on the face and body, such as:
Scars caused by self-harm
Raised white scars (hypertrophic scars)
(Remember, before you may use an RF Microneedling treatment, scars must be healed. Treatment should not be used on scars that are still healing naturally.
The Ideal Number Of RF Microneedling Sessions
It is impossible to predict exactly how many treatments you will need without consulting a board-certified skin specialist who can better guide you on the entire course of the treatment, including the number of sessions.
A “standard” course of treatment would consist of 3 to 5 sessions spaced three to four weeks apart. However, you can keep getting treatments until you are satisfied with the outcomes or until your skin no longer reacts to RF Microneedling scar treatments.
RF Microneedling For Acne Scars – Aftercare
Once your are successfully done with your anti-scar treatment using RF microneedling, you can expect some temporary and minor side effects afterwards. But dear readers, you can follow our expert’s aftercare guidelines below to get the maximum of your treatment!
- You should stay out of the sun and use a sunscreen of an SPF 30 or more.
- Avoid heavy activities for the first few days after your microneedling procedure.
- After this skin needling, acne flare-ups are also a possibility. These, however, should be little and go away on their own.
- You should avoid using exfoliants and skin care products with alcohol because they can worsen the side effects.
- Do not pick at your skin, as this can cause more scarring.
- To lessen the possibility of bruising and inflammation, drink plenty of fluids the day before and in the hours before your treatment.
- Also, don’t appear at your appointment wearing any type of makeup or cosmetics.
Lastly, RF Microneedling is considered quite safe, effective, and impressive, unlike expensive and ineffective scar treatments and creams.
Avoid Makeup Immediately After Your Session!
Say no to makeup right after your treatment. Though it is OKAY to use some light face powder to hide your bruising or redness, it is generally better not to apply anything on your face for some time. In most cases, patients return to their routine life after taking the treatment.
Who Is Not Ideal For RF Microneedling?
If you have an active acne outbreak, your doctor might not advise RF microneedling for your acne lesions. Additionally, it’s not recommended if you have rosacea or eczema because the procedure can worsen your symptoms.
If you tend to scar easily, you should consult a skin specialist for acne scars in Lahore before undergoing RF microneedling because it may add to your existing acne scars. Finally, you shouldn’t have this treatment if you are pregnant or have just undergone skin radiation therapy.
Your Skin, Your Rule!
Experts at Glow & Go suggest you never leave any unwanted skin conditions such as pimples and acne scars untreated. A clear, smoother, and brighter-looking complexion is your right and we would love to help you get that!