Can Radiofrequency micro-needling treat acne scarring?
What is RFMN and how does it help your skin?
RFMN is an innovative skin treatment which uses microscopic needles to penetrate the skin to a certain depth and deliver radio wave energy and heat to a specific area within the dermis of the skin. The energy and heat from the radio frequency stimulates and natural regeneration of collagen and creates a smoother appearance and the thickened dermis helps to fill in the defects such as acne scars, large pores and wrinkles.
What is acne?
Simply put, acne is a skin condition which generally affects people between the ages of 12 and 25. Tiny glands in the skin (sebaceous glands) produce oil known as sebum which keeps the skin smooth, and during adolescence your production of sebum will increase due to hormonal changes.
Old dead cells on the surface of the skin mix with the oil in the neck of the sebaceous glands forming a plug which blocks the gland. This produces blackheads and tiny cysts (whiteheads/Milia)
When the cysts enlarge they can rupture into the surrounding dermis, causing inflammation. This gives rise to the familiar large red pimples (pustules).
Thus acne is due to plugging, obstruction and inflammation (Not Infection)
What is an acne scar?
The above process of obstruction and inflammation can damage the skin and as a result cause scarring in a range of forms
Types of acne scars
Most commonly, acne causes atrophic scars. Atrophic scars develop when there is a loss of tissue and a depression develops on the skin, causing small pits or larger craters.
Hypertrophic scarring can occur when the wound heals and the body produces too much collagen, which can create a mass of raised tissue.
Generally, the severity of your scarring will depend on the amount of inflammation. Severe breakouts take much longer to heal and create more visible scarring, whereas blackheads and non-inflamed spots will rarely cause damage to the skin tissue, but may leave behind areas of large pores.
Using radio frequency micro-needling as a treatment for acne scars
Radio frequency micro-needling is a new technology proving to be a very effective treatment to reduce the severity and visibility of acne related scarring. Recent studies of the effects and actions of non-ablative radio frequency treatment by the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine found 3-4 sessions of radio frequency micro-needling to improve acne scarring by up to 75%.
Radio Frequency Micro-Needling at Skin Doctor SA
Skin Doctor SA employ a team of experienced professionals to make sure you achieve the most effective results from your radio frequency micro-needling treatment.
Dr Ron Louis is a very experienced member of the Australian College of Cosmetic Physicians.
Unlike other treatments, radio frequency micro needling can be used on almost all areas of the skin. Most notably, it can be applied to sensitive areas of the face, neck, arms, hands, and décolletage.
If you’ve been considering treatment for wrinkles, lines, scarring, or acne but would like more information on RFMN, download our FREE guide today!