Diminish the appearance of acne scars without laser treatment in the Silver Spring area
Acne is a primary problem that can cause a person a great deal of distress. In addition to the immediate concern of breakouts, acne also poses the risk of scarring. Scars on the skin are left behind when blockage occurs in the skin follicles. The excess oil, dirt, and bacteria cause inflammation in the follicle. Sometimes, the follicle will rupture and toxins will seep into nearby tissues.
In response to the damage caused by inflammatory acne, the body attempts to heal the skin with collagen. Normally, we want collagen production to occur as this substance promotes healthier, tighter skin. In some cases, however, collagen proteins are thick and deformed, forming more in a single direction than in a neat basket weave pattern. The result of this type of healing is a scar, or many scars, depending on the severity of acne.
Acne treatments are designed to alleviate existing inflammation and to reduce the risk of further outbreaks. If scarring has already occurred, however, acne treatment alone will not produce the desired outcome of smoother, healthier skin. At Washington Dermatology Center, we offer a solution to acne scarring without the use of laser technology. Using the dermal needling technique, we provide precise treatment that gets results. If you live in Silver Springs or surrounding areas, we can help you regain confidence in your skin.
How dermal needling works on acne scars
Dr. Prussick and his highly trained staff provide acne scar treatment using the microneedling device device. Not only does this innovative treatment improve the appearance of acne scars, it also lays the foundation for healthy, new skin cells to form. On a mechanical level, what dermal needling does is break up the fibrous scar tissue while encouraging the production of collagen and healthy new tissue. The beauty of the microneedling device versus other acne scar treatments is its gentleness to the epidermis, which leads to a more comfortable process and faster healing.
Acne can have a lasting impact on your sense of self-esteem. There is no reason to live with acne scars when there are minimally invasive, comfortable treatments like the microneedling device available. To restore health and smooth texture to your skin, call the Washington Dermatology Center today.Back to Dermal Needling Page