Getting rid of acne scars is often highly desired by people who want clearer smoother skin after suffering from acne. The Skin Pen® is a device that stimulates the skin’s own healing processes to smooth the appearance of the skin while getting rid of acne scars. The Skin Pen® is virtually painless and results are notable almost immediately.
Who Suffers From Acne
According to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 70 percent of respondents over 20 reported suffering from acne at least once in their lifetime. For many, that acne left scars that remain visible long after the disease disappears. Getting rid of acne scars is a primary reason why people seek help from skin care professionals.
What is the Skin Pen® and What Does it Do?
The Skin Pen® is a microneedling device that inserts minute pinpricks into the surface of the skin to stimulate a healing response. The body responds by releasing growth factors and cytokines that act to remodel the collagen and elastin that keep the skin smooth. These natural chemicals rebuild the injured skin by stimulating the development of both new collagen and elastin cells and a new blood supply to the wounded skin. When the wound heals, it is made up of new collagen that can contract to tighten the skin. Tighter, smoother skin is the result after using the Skin Pen® for getting rid of acne scars.
What Happens After Using the Skin Pen?
Research shows that the Skin Pen® breaks the natural water barrier of the skin, and the skin loses moisture at a faster pace for up to 20 hours after the procedure is complete. The openings also allow entry to the skin of large-molecule substances, such as dirt, bacteria or skincare products. Consequently, medical professionals recommend not using any skincare products for at least a day after receiving a Skin Pen® treatment. Instead, use a nutrient rich lotion containing niacinamide (vitamin B3) to protect the vulnerable skin and help the healing process along. Your skincare professional can help you find the right aftercare solution for you skin after getting rid of acne scars.