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Erase Those Acne Scars: Sciton ProFractional Skin Resurfacing with DermaPen Microneedling

Acne scars and pock marks are one of the most frustrating skin care concerns that anyone could have to deal with. They happen to both men and women, and acne can strike at any age, leaving you with discolored specks and deep scars on your face and body. Luckily, Revitta Cosmetic Clinic is here to help with Dr. Eric Berger’s combination of two proven scar-reducing treatments: DermaPen Microneedling and Sciton ProFractional Skin Resurfacing.

DermaPen Microneedling Treatment

The process of microneedling is a part of a group of skin care therapies known as “collagen induction therapies.” What microneedling does is create tiny holes in the surface of the skin with a very small needle point. These “micro injuries” trigger the healing response built into your skin and cause the release of growth factors. These growth factors tell your skin cells to produce collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin taut and smooth. By stimulating the healing process without actually causing further injury that would be likely to scar, microneedling tricks your body into thinking that skin problems like wrinkles and scars need to continue to heal. This creates a smoother, more even skin surface as all the skin cells in and around the scars begin to knit together into one solid surface again. Some patients see results in as little as three to four days after their treatment, and the DermaPen can be used to supplement the results of other more intense treatments for scar reduction.

Sciton ProFractional Skin Resurfacing

Unlike many other laser resurfacing treatments, Sciton ProFractional Skin Resurfacing doesn’t remove layers of skin from the entire treated surface area, which means it has less downtime, and, ultimately, less pain than more intensive laser resurfacing methods. Instead, the fractional laser resurfacing method uses microscopic laser energy points to penetrate the skin and create channels. These channels equate to about twenty percent of the overall area. The points penetrate deeply enough to remove pigmentary issues from scars, but that’s not their only role in scar reduction. Like the DermaPen, Sciton ProFractional Skin Resurfacing is a collagen induction therapy. As the channels formed by the laser begin to heal, collagen and elastin are produced on a deeper level than with microneedling alone, building stronger skin to smooth out the appearance of scars. The treatment only requires one day of downtime, and dramatic results are possible after just one treatment, depending on the depth and severity of the scars.

The Takeaway

Both of these treatments are performed in the office. They’re safe, non-invasive, and minimally painful. You may experience some redness, tenderness, or light bruising in the days after the treatments are performed, but your skin should be healed in three days or less, and as soon as twenty-four hours in some cases. The number of treatments you will need will depend on your skin and the severity of your scars, though.  So why wait? Call Revitta Cosmetic Clinic and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Berger today to see how the DermaPen and Sciton ProFractional Skin Resurfacing can help erase those acne scars for good!

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