Acne scars can be quite detrimental to one’s confidence level. Microneedling Radiofrequency is a safe and effective way to treat them permanently.
WHY DOES PIMPLES LEAVE SCARS?
Acne or pimples as they are commonly called destroy the underneath skin by a process called inflammation (redness and swelling destroys the underlying skin). It heals by fibrosis and scarring which is visible as depressed scar.
HOW CAN ONE PREVENT PIMPLES FROM LEAVING SCARS?
Treat them early is the mantra. Longer the pimple stays on your skin, more the skin destruction, higher the chances it leaves a mark. Whenever a new pimple appears, immediately start anti- pimple creams and shoo them away.
Never prick acne. Pricking is sure shot way to invite a scar.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCARS AND MARKS?
Scar is formed when greater and deeper extent of skin is formed and there is visible hollowness in skin. Can only be treated with laser or radiofrequency.
Marks are formed when mild and superficial destruction of skin has happened. Only skin discoloration is there in form of red and black marks. Can be treated with creams and peels.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT MODALITIES FOR ACNE SCARS?
5 to 8 sessions of fractional radiofrequency done at a month’s interval is the mainstay of treatment.
CAN CREAMS OR PILLS HELP TO TREAT SCARS?
No. The scarred skin and fibrosis needs to be broken down and has to be replaced by new skin (or by new collagen –collagen is the building block of the skin) for the scar to heal. No amount of cream or oral pills can do this. Creams won’t penetrate that deep to bring about the effect.
HOW DOES FRACTIONAL RADIOFREQUENCY WORK?
An array of micro needles gets into the skin and releases radiofrequency energy. This stimulates skin to produce new collagen. Collagen is the main building block of the skin. (Like bricks form the wall, collagen forms the skin). Once new collagen is formed they keep filling the scar from beneath. Gradually a person gets a smoother looking skin.
HOW DOES SUBSICION WORK?
A needle getting into skin is run in to and fro fan like movement which breaks the vertical fibrous bonds pulling the skin down. Once the bonds are broken, downward pull on skin is released and scars are less visible.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
Number of session depends on the depth of scars. Somewhere around 6 sessions scheduled at once a month’s interval are generally always required.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES EACH SESSION TAKES?
When person walks into the clinic, numbing cream is applied for an hour. Post that radiofrequency shots are given all over scars which takes around 20 to 30 minutes depending upon the number of scars. Post which person can return home.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN ONE EXPECT?
Gradually the scars fill up from beneath leaving a smoother skin.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Procedure is rendered comfortable since done after numbing cream application.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, it’s very safe provided done by an expert using good quality machines.
FOR HOW LONG DOES THE RESULTS LAST?
Results once obtained are permanent.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME/POST TREATMENT HEALING TIME?
Mild swelling and redness post procedure is expected which goes off in few hours.
ARE THEIR ANY PRECAUTIONS POST PROCEDURES?
Regular use of moisturizers and sunscreens is advised post procedure.
ARE THEIR ANY LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS?
No. Health first , beauty later. All these cosmetic treatments only after decades of research and after being found safe for long term on human beings get US – FDA approval. Thus they all are safe and don’t have any long term side effects.