Acne Scarring is an extremely common adolescent
problem which very often leaves its marks, persisting well into
adulthood in the form of deep pits. The face is affected most
commonly but often these scars are seen on the chest and
back too. Luckily today, there are plenty of ways of treating acne
For people suffering from active acne, we strongly
recommend the SkinMed range and the Enerpeel. This product
system is effective in reducing active acne and in treating acne
scars while also tackling other common skin problems. Enerpeel
employs a combination of Salicylic Acid to penetrate to the deepest
layer of the skin to correct the problem from its roots.
For those people who are no longer suffering from
active acne, but would like to improve the appearance of the
resulting scars, Dermapen™ Therapy provides advanced
micro-medical skin needling that stimulates the skin
to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. This
leads to a smoother, brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin.
Usually three to five therapy sessions are required.
The Dermapen™ medical device is a novel
treatment that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of
the following problems:
- Acne scars
- Aged and sun-damaged skin
- Facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Pale and atrophic scars
The Dermapen™ is a single-use medical device
available only from medically trained practitioners. This
treatment employs advanced medical micro-needling, a
procedure which stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself
naturally, thereby creating smoother, tighter, healthier and clear
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we are
completely focused on you as an individual and will always strive
to give you a natural-looking end result that exceeds your
expectations and makes you feel confident about your
The benefits of Derma Roller
Skin Needling is a
safe and precise procedure. The Dermapen™ Therapy works by
puncturing the outermost layers of your skin to create tiny pin
prick injuries. These microscopic wounds will stimulate
new collagen deposition. Although the wounds
close within an hour, visible signs of skin rejuvenation are
seen after just six to eight weeks following the procedure and
can continue for up to a year after the treatment.
By having a number of
consecutive Dermapen™ Therapy sessions, new collagen and
elastin are produced progressively until indented scars and
deep lines are filled. Skin Needling does not require the removal
of healthy epidermis which means that it offers a rapid
healing time and is relatively painless. The
procedure produces collagen layers on a scale similar to laser
Types of Dermapen™
Although there are
several types of skin needing or Dermaroller treatments available,
we primarily use Dermapen™ therapy at Cardiff Cosmetic
After an initial
consultation with your practitioner, if it is agreed that you will
benefit from the Genuine Dermapen™ Therapy, local
anaesthetic is applied to the affected area in order to numb it;
the anaesthetic is then allowed to work over the course of 30
minutes. The actual Dermapen™ procedure takes 20-30
minutes and is virtually painless.
treatment, a soothing cream is applied and should continue to be
applied at home for the next couple of days. For the first 24
hours post-procedure, the affected area will look red and may be
slightly swollen (similar to the appearance of mild sunburn).
This is the normal expected result and is not painful.
results are often seen following the first treatment, your
practitioner will generally recommend between three and five
treatments for optimum and long-lasting effects.
This treatment is
contra-indicated in the presence of active acne and if there is a
tendency to form hypertrophic or keloid scars.