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Bad news for those with problem skin: adult acne seems to be on the rise. In a study of 92 dermatology clinics in 2015, specialists reported a 200% increase in the number of adults seeking treatment for their acne. Even more bad news for the ladies out there – you’re five times as likely to be affected as men!
Acne can be a frustrating condition. Many adults who suffer with acne also experience low confidence and self-esteem, as well as an ongoing battle to keep their skin clear. There are also a multitude of root causes of acne, from genetic predisposition and hormones to diet and lifestyle. It can be hard to figure out what’s causing your acne and address it before lasting damage is done to the skin.
For many people, recovering from acne and getting it under control is a fantastic victory, but then they’re faced with a totally new challenge: dealing with the remaining scars. Luckily, those suffering from acne scarring needn’t suffer in silence.
A new solution…
Thanks to advancements in the world of dermatology, there’s a new solution that could be the ‘magic bullet’ for acne scarring. The Dermapen is the latest in a line of ‘skin needling’ innovations which are highly effective in treating scars all over the body, and especially the face.
The Dermapen is a small handheld machine with hundreds of tiny needles at the top. When the device is run gently over the skin, it creates a multitude of tiny punctures which kick-start the skin’s defence and repair systems. This causes the body to produce collagen and elastin, both of which are used to plump and repair the skin.
With repeat treatments using the Dermapen, the increased collagen and elastin start to fill in the scars, as well as ensuring the skin appears fresh and youthful. Results usually take around six weeks to first appear, but best results are gained after three months of Dermapen treatments. The treatment is completely suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, and it’s minimally invasive. You won’t need any downtime after this treatment – you can even go back to work straight after!
Depending on the depth and severity of the scarring, the Dermapen can also be adjusted, making it a suitable treatment for anyone, whether you suffer from light pitting or serious scarring. The Dermapen uses an electronic mechanism which allow practitioners to control the treatment intensity. Areas with severe scarring can be targeted with higher intensity needling than areas which simply require a little plumping.
Dermapen treatments at Brixworth Laser and Skincare
Here at Brixworth Laser and Skincare, we offer full Dermapen treatment plans for those recovering from adult acne. Get in touch with one of our qualified Dermapen practitioners today to find out how this exciting new treatment could help you manage your acne scarring.