Acne scars are the most common skin condition in the world. We all have scars somewhere on our bodies, but the ones on our faces seem to bother us the most. While there isn't a magic wand that can get rid of them overnight, there is an extremely effective acne scar treatment that works wonders. Before we jump into that, let's first understand how acne scars are formed.
Acne scars are the result of inflammation induced by acne, an unpleasant skin disorder commonly experienced during adolescence. Although the scars - which usually manifest as deep pits and indentations - are not medically problematic, they are physically unattractive and frequently contribute towards low self-esteem and even depression.
Acne scars are permanent indentations from collagen damage and can come in many shapes and forms. Some acne scars are thick, raised hypertrophic scars that stick out above the skin; others acne scars are keloid, which are scars with over-produced skin tissue. Then there are atrophic acne scars that appear as depressions in the skin and they're the most challenging to treat.
Ice pick acne scars: Deeper than they are wide, with jagged edges. Sometimes they resemble a large, scooped out pore.
Boxcar acne scars: Broad, rectangular depressions with steep, defined edges.
Rolling acne scars: Broad depressions that have rounded, sloping edges, hence the name.
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Acne scars occur when normal tissue in the skin is destroyed and replaced with fibrous tissue. You can think of an acne lesion as a wound. When the damage caused by acne is severe, the body can respond by creating too much or too little skin tissue. The overproduction of too much tissue forms a keloid or a hypertrophic scar, and too little tissue leads to that depression in the skin, or atrophic scar. The deeper and more inflamed the acne lesion, or the more that it is picked or squeezed, the more likely it is to produce acne scarring.
Yes, most definitely! Just search the internet and you will find thousands of positive reviews from real people that have used the dermaroller successfully for skin problems such as acne scarring, stretch marks, deep lines, sagging skin wrinkles, hair loss, pigmentation and sun damaged skin. You also literally save thousands of rands as skin clinics charge between R900-R1800 per session. When you take into consideration that you need at least 4-6 treatments, doing it from home saves you a small fortune.
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Dermaroller for acne scars is a safe, effective and result-producing method for relaxing and remodeling scars, improving the feel and look whether they are new or old. An acne scar is a lot like a rubber band, they are tight and can be tough, raised and uncomfortable. Imagine poking micro-holes all through the rubber band and think about the rubber band weakening and relaxing. The tight, elastic feel is lost with repeated treatments. That’s a simple way to envision the effects of skin needling.
The needles in the skin have an intense exfoliation like effect on the skin where they improve blood circulation, encourage collagen and elastin production, regenerate new skin cells and overall retexturise skin. Any sort of bumpiness, dullness, unevenness, sun spots, acne scars is revamped to create an appearance of flawless looking skin. Skin does have the ability to renew itself every few weeks however not to the extent that the dermaroller does. The hand held device that’s simple and uncomplicated creates an SOS response in the skin where it feels as if it’s been injured. This leads it to taking help from surrounding skin cells and overall it creates a network of skin cells that are actively and quickly working at repairing themselves. It’s like giving them an intense workout every time you roll the derma- roller device on the skin.
Your dermaroller results will depend on the type of skin disorder, the severity of your skin condition (deepness of your scarring), and the number of skin needling treatments. Depending on the aggressiveness of your treatment, you will more likely to experience initial benefits by the 3rd or 4th session. More collagen and elastin = younger skin!
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