Acne and acne scars can be a persistent and frustrating skincare problem that unfortunately can persist long after your teenage years, affecting men and women into their 20s, 30s and beyond. While the causes of acne are up for debate, it’s typically induced by hormones, foods, stress and genetics. Acne scars occur through the wound healing process. At Urban Body Laser we offer two seperate acne treatments to help clear skin and reduce the look of acne scars this includes:
BBL Laser to treat acne
Microneedling for acne scar removal
In this article we’re going to go over how to most effectively reduce the appearance of your scars with microneedling treatments.
Microneedling for Acne Scars:
Microneedling is an extremely effective treatment for those suffering with acne scars. Our medical spa utilized the DermaPen, this tool features a motorized, piston-driven array of tiny, ultra-thin surgical steel needles at its tip. The DermaPen works to rapidly puncture the skin creating thousands of tiny wounds as the device passes over the treatment area.
Acne scar removal with the DermaPen is a minimally invasive treatment that requires no downtime. Depending on the depth of the treatment, topical anesthetic may be applied so that our guests will experience virtually no discomfort.
Creating these microwounds works to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes without causing real damage to the skin. This results in new and healthier looking skin. This treatment is referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT).
Additionally the application of a topical serum will be included in your microneedling acne scar removal treatment. Powerful skincare ingredients penetrate deeply and are more effective in the skin because of the microwounds created.
Microneedling for acne scars has been proven to enhance skin rejuvenation and is far safer for our guests with a reported faster recovery time than other traditional skin treatments. Microneedling is also a preferred alternative to prescription drugs that may cause side effects such as, skin irritation and/ or sun sensitivity. By harnessing the body’s ability to repair itself with this powerful technology you can begin to improve the look of your acne scars!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions are required to treat acne scars?
We suggest the majority of our guests should plan to have 5 treatments, scheduled at 3-4 week intervals. Keep in mind there are unique situations that may require a different amount of sessions.
Are microneedling sessions with the DermaPen painful?
Most of our guests report minimal discomfort throughout their treatments, however this may depend on the intensity of the treatment. Guests requiring a longer needle depth may be recommended to use a topical anesthetic. Keep in mind the needles being used are very thin and tiny so pain is most likely to be minimal. Those with sensitive skin can also request to have numbing cream applied prior to the procedure to minimize pain.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Most guests do experience some redness and mild swelling that generally lasts a few hours up until a couple days, this is dependant on the intensity and depth of your treatment. Some guests have noticed a slight bruising or tiny blood spots, these are temporary and will disappear within 24 to 48 hours. You can expect to see brighter and smoother skin in as little as week.
How long is a session?
The duration of your treatment session is dependant on the size of the area being treated, however typical treatments on the face last between 20- 30 minutes.
What areas on the body can be treated?
We can treat any area on the body!
What is the cost per treatment?
Per treatment is $349, purchase a package of 5 to save 20%
Start to improve the look of your skin today! We are Vancouver’s most trusted skin experts! Call us to book your free consultation 604-696-5506