How Micro-Needling Works
As the only U.S. FDA-cleared micro-needling device, SkinPen® micro-needling uses tiny sterile needles to safely and precisely create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, triggering new collagen production. It is used to improve the skin’s tone and texture, reduce pigmentation and improve scars and stretch marks. The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro-needling also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin. The treatment can be performed on all parts of the body: Face, Neck, Décolleté, Arms, Hands, Legs, Abdomen and Back. The procedure is performed by an esthetician and takes about 15-30 minutes.
SKINPEN® FOR ACNE SCARS
SkinPen® can have help to reduce acne scars. The three most common types of acne scars are ice pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars. Depending on the type of scar you have, we will customize your SkinPen® treatment to meet the individual scar formations on your skin. Your treatment settings are unique and often varying depths are utilized to be more aggressive on some areas, and less aggressive on others. This is truly couture skincare!
ICE PICK SCARS
Ice Pick scars are the most common type of scarring caused by acne, they get their name from the manner in which the scars form, they are shaped like the hole left from an ice pick. Ice Pick acne scars are deep and narrow, which makes it difficult for them to be filled up naturally with collagen and some are too deep to heal entirely. These acne scars are usually less than 2mm across and usually caused by inflamed comedones (blackheads) or acne vulgaris (whiteheads).
Boxcar acne scars are similar to Ice Pick scars, however the Boxcar scars are wide and more rectangular with vertical edges. Boxcar scars are usually found on the temples and cheeks, they can be deep or shallow, but the majority of Boxcar scars are not as deep as Ice Pick scars.
Rolling scars are the least common of the three, typically they are shallow and wide. Rolling scars are caused by damage under the upper most surface of the skin, they are round and give the skin a rolling, wave-like appearance.