About Acne Scar Treatment
Acne scars develop as a result of damage to the pores from the buildup of dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria. This damage can create deep, permanent lesions due to the skin’s inability to clear itself. Two different types of scars can form due to acne. The first is hypertrophic, or keloid scars, which form as a result of increased collagen production related to the body’s natural healing process. In response to a wound, the body ramps up production of collagen to heal the injury and, as a result, this type of scar appears as raised tissue. The other type of acne scarring is depressed or atrophic as a result of a loss of tissue. Depressed scars take many different shapes such as a deep V-shape (known as “icepick”) or a deep rectangular shape (“boxcar”). The Eclipse MicroPen is a revolutionary tool used to soften the appearance of acne scarring. Our highly-trained and certified MicroPen practitoners at Genecov Plastic Surgery are pleased to provide our clients in the Dallas, TX area with this effective method for naturally renewing the texture and appearance of their skin.
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Acne scar treatments with the Eclipse MicroPen is ideal for almost anyone looking to reduce or eliminate visible scars and blemishes caused by acne. It is also an ideal treatment if you desire:
- Clearer, smoother skin tone and texture.
- Radiant looking skin.
- Higher self-confidence.
- Reduction in the need for makeup and concealer.
What To Expect
Prior to your Eclipse MicroPen acne scar treatment, a topical gel will be applied to not only cleanse the skin but to help the MicroPen glide smoothly across the skin's surface. The next step is to select the appropriate pen setting and number of needle passes necessary to address your skin’s specific needs. As the tip of the Eclipse MicroPen is applied to the skin’s surface, thousands of microscopic holes are created every second. This process stimulates your skin’s production of collagen and elastin as part of the body’s natural healing process. As a result, new collagen and elastin yield softer, firmer skin and a reduction in the appearance of acne scars. The procedure takes an average of 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the size and area being treated.
Your skin will likely appear bright red immediately following treatment; however, this is in appearance only and does not affect your ability to resume your normal daily activities. The total healing time your skin will require depends on the Eclipse MicroPen setting used, as well as the number of overlapping passes that were performed. On average, patients will experience redness for 2 – 4 days. However, the optimal result is an improvement in the skin’s texture and the softening of acne scarring.
To Learn More
If you want to improve the look and texture of your skin, visit the skin care professionals at Genecov Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Our licensed medical esthetician and/or certified MicroPen practioners will be able to meet personally with you to examine your skin and the severity of your acne scarring to create a treatment plan that will bring great improvement.