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Microneedling Radiofrequency For Acne Scar Treatment

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Delhi  •  10years experience
Microneedling Radiofrequency For Acne Scar Treatment

Acne damages the normal tissue (collagen) of your skin, if left untreated for long. This shows on your skin in the form of acne sears.

The treatments stimulate the skin to form new collagen that are the building blocks of the skin. This gradually fills up the depressed scar from beneath, giving a smoother skin above.

Safe technologies used to reduce acne scars -

Micro needling radio frequency (rf) -

This is a skin resurfacing procedure, which utilizes thin needles to create microscopic injuries in the skin, allowing new collagen formation, as well as creating channels for topical solutions to penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively. The new collagen leads to shrinkage and tightening of skin, thus reduced appearance of acne scars.

Other treatments -

Various other treatments are also used for post acne facial rejuvenation, such asderma rollers. Mesotherapy and medical grade peels.

Pain factor -

An anesthetic or numbing cream is applied to the treatment area an hour prior to the procedure making it pretty comfortable.

Sessions required -

Approximately 3-6 sessions, scheduled at once a month interval, are required. However, the total number of sessions may increasedepending upon the depth of the scars.

Possible side effects -

Acne scar treatments, if done by a trained professional using good quality machines, are very safe and effective.

Precautions before and after the procedure

Before -

  • Medication: avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoylperoxide 3 days prior to procedure.
  • Laser treatments: avoid anylaser procedures prior to the treatment
  • Hair removal: no waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days to the treatment.

After -

  • Exposure to sunlight: extended exposure to the sun is also inadvisable post treatment.
  • Moisturise: a daily skin care regime should include a good quality moisturizer and application of sunscreen at least twice a day.

 What to expect from the treatment?

Approximately 60-70% improvement in the visibility of acne scars is expected after 6 sessions. The improvements can be enhanced by increasing the number of sessions. No technology can erase acne scars by 100%.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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