June 11, 2018
Best serum to use with dermaroller for acne scars
Dermaroller is a very good treatment for acne scars which is widely being used. Dermaroller is available in different sizes as per the length of its needle. It can of 0.5mm, 1 mm, 1.5mm & 2.5mm. The size of the Dermaroller is selected depending upon the depth of the scar which is being treated. 0.5mm derma roller is usually used at home, but it may not give expectable outcome if a depth of the scar is more. Indeed, scars should be treated with most advanced, FDA approved Laser treatments depending upon the type of scar.
Different types of scar include ice pick scars, box scars, Rolling scars, Atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, Pigmented scar. One patient can have few rolling scars, few ice pick scars, few box scars at the same time on the face, along with this they may have hypertrophic scars on nose & chin area also. In order to treat these types more efficiently, multiple treatment modalities can be combined in the same session to give better results than single treatment modality.
Apart from Dermaroller various scar treatments are now available such as a Fractional co2 laser, Micro-needling RF, Erbium glass laser, Dermapen micro needling. These are invasive scar treatments which all together help to break down the old collagen strands below the skin & helps to form new collagen beneath the skin. These treatments can be combined with PRP(Platelet-rich plasma therapy) scar subcision, Punch excision like surgical treatments to get best possible results.
About your second concern, about the application of serum, you can try using retinol based serums which helps in collagen is, but up to certain extent. It will not be able to give the best outcome after treatment a holistic treatment approach is needed to deliver best possible results.
We request you to consult a board-certified dermatologist, who is fully equipped with all these gold standard, FDA approved treatments. He will examine your skin type, type of scars & can guide you about your treatment plan. Treatment of acne scars is individualized & treatment outcomes depend upon individual patients skin collagen remodullation capacity.
Multiple sessions are advised in order to get best possible results. Cost of treatment depends upon the type of treatment you will need as per your scar type & your expectations of results. It is a wise decision, to go & consult your dermatologist to get best results as per your expectations.
Dr. Dhananjay Chavan