This procedure improves leathery skin, wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, and thick sebaceous type of Rosacea. The results are achieved with a series of micro punctures of tiny needles (thickness of a hair), which creates micro-channels into the dermis leaving the epidermis relatively intact (little need to hide out). Over the next several months after each procedure, collagen and elastic tissue are produced to smooth and tighten the skin. This works because of the following series of events occurring in the microscopic dermal layers of the skin; needle puncture results in microscopic bleeding which floods the area with platelets (Platelet Derived Growth Factor, PDGF), many growth factors, cytokines, fibroblasts, elastin and proteoglycans. A matrix of type III collagen and elastic tissue starts to form at 3 weeks and continues for 6 months which results in thicker skin. Starting 3 months after procedure to 10 months, that type III collagen converts to type I collagen to cross-link causing the skin tightening. This entire process is augmented by applying a chemical peel immediately after needling to induce further inflammation thus more results.
A series of 3 to 10 Micro-Needle Peels are performed monthly to achieve the desired final results. Each treatment requires the depth of the needle to be adjusted to the area of the face treated and the depth of the problem treated. Crows feet are only 0.5 mm but deep acne scarring and wrinkles, especially on the lips, are up to 2.5 mm. The Dermapen adjusts from 0.5mm to 2.5mm and easily treats hard to get areas such as eyelids, lips and ear lobes. Each treatment will go deeper with a stronger acid peel applied. The number of procedures required depends on the severity of the problem and the healing properties of each individual patient.
I've been needling for around 8 months - year for a total of around 8 treatments. Though I wouldn't count the first 3-5 as successful treatments because I didn't have pinpoint bleeding and I wasn't very experienced. Although improvement in hyper pigmentation and a bit in the actual indentations was still be able to be seen... The recent 3 I would call more of successful treatments, as they have been combined with a 2.0m Dermastamp, Leds, Retin a and Copper Peptides and a lot of blood was drawn!
My diet: Vegan high carb, high fruit, lots of greens. Tons of water 2-3 Liters a day.
Try not to feel so bad. I know it can very frustrating at times. Are you a female? I know that I break out around my mouth area (especially chin) when I am ovulating or right before my period. Climate change can also affect your skin!
Acne is genetic. Have your parents had acne?
Have you tried the Acne.org regimen? Benzoyl Peroxide has done wonders for people with light acne to even the toughest acne, cystic. Right now you can order the Regiment for FREE with just a $5 for the shipping. I urge you to give it a try and follow the instructions CAREFULLY.
I hope you feel better! I know it can feel very frustrating at times and I know how it feels! But know there is always a solution.
Not only is it genetic but it's hormonal! Lots of things you can do to help 'balance' your hormones out since unbalanced hormones and sensitive androgens are horrible pairs.. We're unlucky but we (male and female) grow out of acne in your early 20's.
are the easiest ways to tackle acne, along with moisturizer (joboba, hemp rose, etc), I wouldn't even recommend a cleanser you could just use oil as a face wash