What is Acne?
If you are complaining about acne and acne scars, we can help you. As acne can cause mild distress, it is also a problem that may adversely influence one’s psychology and social life in some cases. Therefore, resolving the acne problem and reducing or removing acne scars are necessary to achieve good results in many people.
We offer the following treatment options for the treatment of acne and acne scars;
- Treatment of acne scars with Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling,
What is acne?
The acne problem, also known as pimple, is a problem occurring due to the clogging of the pores. Blackhead, whitehead or inflammatory pimples may manifest in the form of cysts. It occurs most commonly on the face. However, they may appear on the neck, chest, shoulders and sometimes on the upper part of the arm. As acne problem can occur in adolescence, it may also appear in adulthood. It may even manifest more severely in adulthood. If the acne problem is not treated and taken under control, it has the risk of leaving a permanent scar.
How does an acne occur?
The hormones of both men and women increase with the transition to adolescence. The increased levels of hormones lead to the growth and more lipid release by the sebaceous glands in the skin. These sebaceous glands are found in the face, neck, chest, dorsal region more intensely. Acne can sometimes be associated with hormonal irregularities. The sebaceous glands are connected to the main channel of the hair follicle with a channel. Through these channels, they release the lipid called sebum specific to the skin, and in case of clogging of these channels functioning in access to the skin surface, the sebum accumulated beneath the skin forms the first simple acne, called white comedone. When white comedones are opened to the skin surface, the sebum is oxidized after its contact with air and cause black comedones or blackheads. A bacteria called Pitriosporum acnes within the plug uses sebum as the nutritional source. In case of the overgrowth of this bacterium, the acne type in the form of inflammatory pimples (papules, pustules or cysts) which leaves scars clinically develops. If blackheads and whiteheads are treated, they usually disappear without leaving a scar. However, when the inflamed acne resolves, it definitely heals by leaving more or fewer scars on the skin.
Treatment of Acne Scars with Fractional RF Microneedling (Intracel®)
We have already mentioned that acne problem left a scar on the skin while resolving depending on the severity of the problem. Despite some treatment options and all sorts of efforts, the acne can still leave a scar. In this case, we try different methods for the treatment of scars.
Among these techniques, one of our most commonly preferred techniques is the application of radiofrequency with golden needles.
With the aid of the electrodes in the form of a gold needle, we create a controlled damage at a target depth under the skin. Our skin constitutes a new subcutaneous connective tissue in response to this injury. As a result of this restructuring in the collagen tissue, a reduction is obtained in the size of acne scar and pores.
Fractional RF Microneedling application is usually performed in 3 or 4 sessions with 4-6 week intervals. It does not cause peeling on the skin surface but it causes redness and swelling in the application area. These side effects usually resolve within 2-3 days.
Since it does not cause peeling, it is an effective acne scar treatment that can be performed during summer months by following certain rules. It is a treatment system that we prefer since it carries a lesser risk for the dark-skinned and blemish-prone skins compared to fractional laser.