What Is Acne?
Experienced by 95% of the population at some point in their lives, acne is a common skin condition characterised by the appearance of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) or a range of other pus-filled spots across many different areas of the body. It is often triggered by the body’s overproduction of sebum, a natural oil that works to protect and moisturise the skin, and despite being associated with adolescence, can affect people of any age.
Acne varies greatly in severity and more extreme cases can be defined by the prominence of spots such as nodules and cysts, both of which are large in surface area, painful to the touch and carry with them an increased risk of scarring.
Many professionals have argued that the routine picking and squeezing of spots can also cause scars to develop, so this is something that is best avoided.
Because acne is so widespread, there are numerous methods for its management and resolution. Of these, Dermaroller treatment is one of the most desirable due to its ability to leave patients with a noticeably clearer complexion and much healthier-looking skin in a relatively short space of time.
During this procedure, a small handheld device will be rolled across the areas of the skin affected by either active acne or acne scarring as a means of reawakening the body’s natural healing processes. When the surgical needles featured on this device come into contact with the skin, thousands of tiny injuries are created which sets the stage for an increase in the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins then work tirelessly to repair and rejuvenate the skin, bringing about a visible improvement within six weeks.
Dermaroller devices can often be fitted with needles of different sizes, providing patients with a number of options for the treatment of their acne.
Am I Suitable For Treatment?
Dermaroller treatments are suitable for anyone struggling with their confidence as a direct result of active acne or acne scarring. It is one of the aesthetic industry’s most popular methods of addressing the redness, inflammation and faded impressions so often associated with this condition and has, in some instances, proven to be more effective than other forms of non-surgical intervention such as Chemical Peels and Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Before undergoing a Dermaroller treatment at La Fuente, your skin will be assessed by one of our experienced medical professionals to determine whether this type of procedure is suitable for you. If we feel this is something that will help you overcome your acne concerns, we will work alongside you to devise an all-bases-covered treatment plan to give you the best chance of maintaining blemish, scar-free skin for good!
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Dermaroller treatment only tends to hurt if the needles used are longer than 1.5mm in length. If we feel that pain is a possibility, we will offer you a topical cream to numb any discomfort.
As with so many treatments, this is entirely dependent on you as an individual. In some instances, patients can see results after just one Dermaroller session. Others only really experience a difference after around six weeks - this is because skin regeneration can often be a gradual process.
At La Fuente, we recommend 4-6 treatments, spaced up to 6 weeks apart, for best results.
Dermaroller treatment is notable for inflicting a certain amount of trauma to the skin and, because of this, it is advisable to book a day off work to quicken the speed of your recovery following your procedure.