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Depressed acne scars form when the body produces too little collagen and depressions, or pits, form while the skin tries to heal. Micro-Needling is safe and highly effective for these types of acne scars and can be done on any skin type. The micro-injuries caused by the procedure help to break up scar tissue, while stimulating collagen and elastin production, which will smooth the skin.
Fortuna or flat white scars are the most common type of scar, usually caused from minor injuries. They appear as a pale, flat area of the skin. Micro-Needling can stimulate melanocytes and increase collagen production to decrease the scars visibility.
Hypertrophic scars are raised, but rarely more than 4 mm above the skin and do not grow over time. Micro-Needling can reduce the red/purple appearance and smooth and soften the area.
Scar contractures or thick burn scars tighten the affected skin and the underlying areas are damaged. Micro-Needling will break up the scar tissue, soften the feel and increase the mobility in the area.
Stretch marks are also a type of scar, which has formed during growth spurts, rapid weight gain or weight loss and pregnancy. The overstretched skin causes collagen damage, pigmentation changes and uneven texture. Micro-Needling can help to make stretch marks less visible, although they are often difficult to completely eradicate.