Will derma pen cause scaring or damage my skin?! (photo)
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Micro-needling is an effective treatment for acne scarring. It should greatly improve the look of the scars with very little down time. It does require at least 3 to 6 treatments spaced about one month apart to get optimal results. It can cause things to surface during the healing process but being placed on a good skin care regimen should help between treatments. Thanks for the question and good luck.
Micro-needling for acne scars
In my office, we use the ProCell Therapies system which combines motorized micro-needling with concentrated human growth factor serums made from human stem cells and are seeing excellent results in the treatment of acne scars. The larger sized treatment tips make for faster treatment times with less discomfort. Our patients also use growth factor serums at home after their office treatment.
Dermapen Risks and Benefits
Dermapen is a medical procedure but can be done by physician extenders such as nurses, physician assistants, or aestheticians. Medical laws will vary from state to state on how these physician extenders are supervised. Informed consent should by done prior to any Dermapen procedure.
Patients should ask about the experience of their Dermapen provider. Dermapen does provide certification via hand on training or online courses.
Avoiding complications in this type of procedure is best done by ensuring that your provider is experienced, adequately supervised, and is willing to listen to your expectations of both result and downtime.
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