Acne is a common condition that affects young and old alike. Unfortunately, acne can cause noticeable scars that can make you self-conscious and affect your self-esteem. These scars vary from person to person, as different types of acne lead to different types of scarring. If you are struggling with acne scars and are looking for a therapy to reduce and even eliminate the scars, Health Expressions has the treatment for you.

Understanding Acne

Acne looks different for everyone. For some, it might be just a few pimples; for others, it could be severe cystic acne. There are four main types of acne: whiteheads, blackheads, papules, and pustules.

Whiteheads are small, slightly raised bumps with a white or yellow center. Whiteheads occur when an oil gland or pore is blocked, and the sebum (the oily substance produced by our sebaceous glands) builds up and forms a plug, trapping bacteria inside it 

Blackheads are small dark spots that form in the pores. They are caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria that get trapped in the pores due to blockages.

Papules are small red bumps that develop when pore-clogging oil and bacteria become trapped beneath the skin. Papules can be tender or sore to the touch. 

Pustules are similar to papules but contain pus, a combination of sebum and white blood cells.

While all four of these types of acne can cause scars, serious cases of cystic acne can lead to deep, pitted, severe acne scars called atrophic scars (i.e. rolling scars, boxcar scars, and ice-pick scars)

What Causes Acne Scars?

Acne scars are caused when bacteria or inflammation from a breakout damages the cells that make up your skin. This damage can come in the form of pits, discoloration, or raised bumps on your skin. Depending on the severity of your scarring, it can leave your skin feeling uneven and unevenly textured. 

How Pixel8 RF Microneedling Can Help

Pixel8 RadioFrequency Microneedling is an advanced procedure to combat different types of acne scars that combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedles to penetrate deep into the layers of your skin. The needles create tiny “injuries,” which cause a reaction in your body’s natural healing processes – encouraging collagen production, which helps fill in areas of scarring, including atrophic acne scars, stretch marks, and skin laxity, while smoothing out irregularities in texture.

The procedure is usually done over multiple sessions and requires little downtime afterward – making it one of the most effective treatments available for reducing acne scarring.

What To Expect During the Procedure

Pixel8 RF Microneedling is a quick, comfortable procedure for the treatment of acne scars. Prior to the procedure, your technician will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream. Once your skin is prepped, your technician will begin treatment. 

The tiny micro needles in the Pixel8 device make micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and creating a smoother surface. The RF energy further encourages the healing process by delivering heat deep into the layers of skin, stimulating collagen production even further. 

The procedure is relatively quick, usually taking 30-60 minutes, depending on your individual needs. Post-treatment, your skin may feel slightly sensitive, and there may be some slight redness which will subside within the next few days. 

With Pixel8 RF microneedling, you can expect to see results in as little as 3-4 sessions. Your skin should feel smoother, and any scarred areas will be reduced or eliminated after a single session with a short recovery time compared to more invasive procedures. Continued touch-up sessions are recommended to maintain your beautiful results.

Benefits of Pixel8 RF Microneedling

The benefits of Pixel8 RF Microneedling include

  • Reduces acne scars by stimulating collagen production and creating smoother, more even skin texture
  • Little to no downtime is required after treatment
  • Safe for all skin types and tones
  • Quick procedure with little discomfort
  • Can be used to target specific areas of the face or body
  • Improvements in skin texture 

RF Microneedling in Rochester, NY

At Health Expressions, we understand that acne scars can significantly affect your self-confidence, so our experienced professionals are dedicated to providing you with the best results possible. To learn more about Pixel8 RF microneedling and how it can help reduce the appearance of acne scars. If you have active acne, your technician will avoid those areas.  Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. If you are looking for microneedling in Rochester, NY, or microneedling in Rockville, MD, contact the experts at Health Expression. To schedule an appointment for a free consultation, call (301) 244-4717 or complete the online booking form. We look forward to helping you get the smooth, glowing, healthy skin you deserve!