Treating Acne, Problematic Skin and Acne Scars with Dermapen Microneedling

Acne and acne scarring

Acne and breakouts can be incredibly frustrating, especially when we’re no longer teenagers and still suffering! Both occasional breakouts as well as cystic acne can an affect all skin types and all ages. Acne can appear in many forms, from a rash of whiteheads to the painful and raised under-the-skin type, resulting in dark scars once it has healed. If you’ve tried it all when it comes to topical treatments, Dermapen microneedling can be an effective way to treat acne and achieve clear, healthy skin.

What causes acne?

Acne can be caused by a combination of genetics, hormone changes, health, stress or environmental factors. The cause is all to do with oil chemistry – hormones stimulate excess sebum productions, meaning excess oil, dry skin, bacteria and debris combined can become trapped in the pore, causing inflammation. The worst part is, these breakouts can leave us with dark or textured scars.

How does a series of Dermapen sessions help to combat acne and acne scars?

If you’ve been trying all the gels, creams and masks out there without much success, Dermapen microneedling can be the ultimate way to reduce your congested skin and scarring, whether you’re 16 or 36! The treatment regenerates the affected area by stimulating the production and distribution of collagen, which encourages the skin to heal itself. This is achieved when the 16 needle cartridge glides over the skin, triggering the body’s natural wound healing response. The result? An overall improvement in the appearance of problematic skin breakouts, as blackheads, whiteheads and cystic acne are reduced, as well as scarring from past acne.

How does a Dermapen microneeding treatment actually work?

The treatment works by gliding a pen-like device over the skin, which delivers microscopic punctures (only a few millimetres deep) using very tiny needles. You won’t really feel this, as they’re moving incredibly fast in a vertical stamping motion. The treatment stimulates the natural healing process in the skin, resulting in fresh, new collagen and elastin, and a rejuvenated and more youthful complexion. To enhance this process, active solutions containing collagen, vitamins, antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients are applied and penetrate the deeper layers of the skin through these tiny channels to maximise your skin results.

For treating acne and acne scarring, certified clinic typically recommends:

4-6 Sessions

2-4 Weeks Apart

How many Dermapen treatments do I need for acne or acne scars?

This will depend on how severe the acne is, although a certified clinic will typically recommend four to six sessions, two to four weeks apart. To drive superior skin results it’s also recommended you use the protocol Dp Dermaceuticals active skincare products. This is the world’s first skincare range exclusively designed for safe infusion into the skin during skin needling procedures, and contains powerful ingredients to deliver skin improvement when it comes to reducing acne, and acne scarring.

Which Dp Dermaceuticals products are recommended to help reduce acne and acne scarring?

Your therapist will work with your skin type and your skin concerns to determine the best products for you. Protocol products for treating acne include CLR Foam Cleanser (to reduce excessive oiliness), CliniPrep (to get rid of acne-causing bacteria) and CLR Lotion (to hydrate, balance oil and reduce future breakouts). For scarring, SSSCAR works to aid faster recovery and reduce discolouration, while Vitamin Rich Repair works to replenish and repair the skin. Combining home care product use with your Dermapen treatments will work to ensure you’re achieving optimum skin results for a smoother skin texture.

Dermapen Acne & Acne Scarring Before & Afters

Take a look through this gallery of before and after images by some of our Dermapen Gold Authorised Treatment Providers around New Zealand.

Where can I get a Dermapen microneedling treatment?

If you’re considering microneedling, selecting a Dermapen Gold Authorised Treatment Provider Clinic will ensure you’re not only choosing superior results, you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands with a quality device, protocol skin infusion products and advanced safety standards. Dermapen is the original and most advanced microneedling device, and you can relax knowing safety is paramount!