Schooldays might be one of the most precious times of our lives. But, imagine being bullied and picked upon. Would you have fond memories of your childhood then? Probably not.
Adarsh was a bubbly young kid when he was at school. He had many friends, he used to get good grades and he used to be his teachers’ favourite. All was well till the time puberty hit him and cursed him with acne. The moment these uninvited visitors began popping on his face, his childhood derailed. His friends began laughing at him behind his back, but soon, the jibes were made on his face, making his life miserable.
The acne went, but left behind very ugly reminders of his lost childhood. For the next 10 years, Adarsh suffered from embarrassment, anger and a lot of confusion. In fact, he slipped into depression, refused to meet people, throwing his social life out of gear.
Today, he regrets being unable to live happy as a teenager . But, he doesn’t want the same to happen to his adulthood. That’s why he began browsing on the internet, and sure enough, Google handed him several suggestions about lasers and other procedures for treatment of acne scars.
There were several questions inside his head:
- Are these procedures safe?
- Are they painful?
- Will they be effective?
- How costly will they be?
- Will the recovery be easy?
When he came in, I accessed the scars and believed that the best option for him would be Microneedling for acne scars. While there are several options available, with dermaroller and fractional Co2 being another popular method, there are many reasons why I thought Microneedling for acne scars would be better suited for him
Microneedling Rafiofrequency ( RF) for acne scars is one of the latest technologies to have revolutionised the cosmetic surgery domain. It has been around for only a couple of years now, and at Ambrosia, Compared to other forms of treatment for acne scars, Microneedle RF comes with a lot of plus points.
Microneedling is stimulation of skin with ultrafine needles. It can be plain microneedling or microneedling with extra power, in form of radiofrequency energy.To begin with, here’s a straight up comparison between simple microneedling or dermaroller treatment and Microneedling RF for acne scars. Microneedling for acne scars, involves the use of the needle, as the name suggests, which means it doesn’t leave scars. Needles cause mechanical stimulation of dermis ( deeper skin layer) , stimulated dermis produces healthy collagen and helps smoothen the scar. In Microneedle RF treatment radiofrequency energy is delivered through microneedles into the dermis leading to better stimulation and collagen generation. Radiofrequency is a well known technology used for nonsurgical facelift like in Thermage, Accent and Viora treatments. Micrioneedle RF is fully mechanized and lack of pressure makes this procedure less painful compared to dermaroller or dermapen treatments. Microneedling Radiofrequency for acne scar treatment has less chances of hyperpigmentation than laser . This means that it’s perfectly suited for dark-skinned people, who are more prone to hyperpigmentation after any skin treatment in general.
For the Microneedle RF procedure, an anaesthesia cream is applied to numb the area, keeping your comfort in mind. Lasting for around 20 minutes, this procedure has less than 48 hours of down time -usually just a pinkish colour.. Microneedling for acne scars works best on pitted and atrophic acne scars. Other scars might require additional cosmetic treatments. Microoneedling RF collagen stimulation also works on aged skin for tightening and antiageoing .
So, if you can relate with Adarsh’s story, you can improve acne scars with microneedleing treatment .
About the clinic and doctor
Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.