RF microneedling is the most innovative and effective method for the management of acne scars, with very short recovery time, allowing immediate return to everyday activities, even during periods with high levels of sunshine.
Although there are excellent treatment options available for the management of acne, scarring or the formation of spots is always a serious possibility. Dermatologists often experience scarring from acne, which may also occur due to the non timely or inappropriate treatment.
Skin Complexion Analysis System Canfield VISIA®
The first important step is to fully record acne scars according to the clinical picture of the patient, and the results of skin analysis with the specialised system Canfield VISIA® (Canfield Scientific, Inc., New Jersey, U.S.A.). The skin analysis system VISIA is used to map all the face, the depth and the width of the scars, as well as their qualitative characteristics, so that firstly to conclude safely on the best method for their removal and secondly to have an objective means to measure and compare the recommended treatment for acne scars. In addition, it allows us to specify, modify or reduce the frequency of treatment visits, depending on the progress.
Early treatment with a suitable therapeutic method
Persons with acne that want to avoid scarring should pay particular attention to both the timely treatment of acne through the most advanced dermatological methods, not necessarily involving the use of medicines per os. In addition, they should avoid touching the areas with acne lesions, i.e. avoid pushing with their fingers acne lesions on their skin, thus preventing the spreading of the lesions and the swelling of the already existing ones, and they should follow their dermatologist’s advice for the constant and correct daily skin care.
Among the methods applied include phenol peels, dermabrasion, diamond microdermabrasion, dermasanding, subcision, microsurgical removal, punch excision or elevation, filling using implants, lipofilling, Lasers and, now, Fractional Μicroneedling RF, which is a system of fractional radiofrequencies with insulated microneedles.
RF Fractional Microneedling System
RF Fractional Μicroneedling acts deeply in the skin, without exfoliating the epidermis, and thus, without requiring recovery time for skin re-epithelialisation. The erythema that develops immediately after RF Fractional Microneedling application lasts 48 hours only, while an appropriate make-up can be used 12 hours after treatment application, which is of particular importance. Therefore, it allows the person to return to his/her daily activities and work, even during the summer, without side effects.
In any case, the therapeutic regimen suggested for the treatment of scars due to acne is absolutely personalised depending on each patient’s skin needs, and the type of scars. In addition, factors such as gender and age are also considered, as well as the composition and the structure of the skin and the characteristics of the scars according to skin analysis with VISIA system. For example, in adolescents, acne scars treatment is a milder and more gradual process as compared to adults, while in adults it is also important to examine the reasons why acne may persist, always depending on the patient’s clinical picture.
Therefore, RF Fractional Microneedling is the most innovative, modern, appropriate and effective method for the treatment of acne scars and to improve skin texture. The treatment can be safely applied even during the summer, something really important in our country.