Acne Scar Treatment with Microneedling RF |New Delhi

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Acne Scar Treatment with Microneedling RF |New Delhi
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Microneedling radio-frequency (RF) is a non-invasive procedure used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. It is also known as fractional radio-frequency, fractional RF or skin remodeling RF and it has recently become very popular for skin resurfacing and wrinkle reduction. The procedure works by exerting radio-frequency energy and heat with a device which has tiny needles on its tip. The tips of the needles create small channels in the top layer of the skin, boosting collagen stimulation and repair of the damaged area resulting in improved acne scarring.

Why Choose Microneedling Radio-frequency (RF) for Acne Scar Treatment?

Microneedling with RF can offer visible results in reducing the appearance of acne scars with minimal to no downtime involved. It is a safer and effective alternative to laser treatments, chemical peeling, and other invasive cosmetic procedures for treating acne scars. Microneedling radio-frequency has been proven to give natural-looking results and does not cause skin damage. It helps reduce pitting and hypertrophic scars as well as works towards brightening discolored and uneven skin texture. The procedure is safe for all skin types and tones and helps reduce post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne.

How Does Microneedling Radio-frequency Work to Improve Acne Scars?

Microneedling radio-frequency is a multi-faceted cosmetic procedure used to improve the overall texture, tone and appearance of the skin. During the procedure, a device that looks like a pen or a wand is used which is studded with tiny needles and radio-frequency energy. The needles create micro-injuries in the affected area, stimulating orange-peel-like tissue growth in the skin. These tiny wounds promote collagen production which, in turn, provides a thickening effect to the skin and improves the appearance of skin scars. Microneedling radio-frequency also encourages tissue body remodeling, thus helping reduce the appearance of acne scars.


Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Microneedling Radio-frequency (RF) for Acne Scars?

Microneedling radio-frequency can be used on any skin type, be it light or dark, tallow or thin. Generally, most adults are good candidates for the procedure. However, some people should avoid this treatment. These people include those who have raised moles, keloids, recent laser resurfacing, those who have active inflammatory acne and those who are immunocompromised. It is best to discuss with Dr. Rishi , your dermatologist at Parashar Skin Clinic, to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure.

What Types of Acne Scars Can Be Treated with this Procedure?

Microneedling radio-frequency is best for reducing the appearance of atrophic acne scars. These scars are characterized by a loss of underlying collagen in the skin and they often appear as shallow or depressed pits in the skin. However, this procedure can also help reduce the appearance of hypertrophic scars, discoloration, and uneven skin texture caused by acne.

What Should Patients Expect During a Microneedling Radio-frequency Session?

Before the procedure starts, Dr. Rishi at Parashar Skin Clinic will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream if required. During the actual procedure, the micro-needles will be moved across the skin in a systematic pattern to make sure that no area is missed. Patients will feel a slight prickling, but the whole procedure usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes depending on the area being treated. After the procedure is complete, Dr. Rishi will apply a healing ointment or serum and a cooling mask to soothe your skin.

How Many Sessions Are Typically Recommended for Effective Acne Scar Improvement?

The number of sessions required varies from person to person. Some patients may need 3 to 4 sessions while some may need more than that to notice desired results. Usually, patients are recommended to have a session every 4 to 6 weeks in order to achieve optimal results. Dr. Rishi and the team at Parashar Skin Clinic will decide the number of sessions based on the severity of your acne scars and the amount of improvement desired.

Are There Any Side Effects or Risks Associated with Microneedling Radio-frequency?

Microneedling radio-frequency is a safe and well-tolerated procedure, and it is usually not associated with any major risks or complications. Although mild redness and swelling in the treated area is common, it usually resolves within a few hours or a day. However, it is important to follow post-treatment care instructions such as avoiding direct sun exposure and applying sunscreen to prevent adverse reactions.

Preparing for Microneedling Radio-frequency Treatment: What Patients Should Know

In order to prepare for a microneedling radio-frequency treatment, patients should avoid sun exposure and other skin-damaging activities for at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to the treatment. It is also important to avoid taking blood-thinning drugs or supplements, and certain types of skincare products in the weeks before the procedure. Taking these precautions is important to reduce the potential risks and side effects associated with the procedure. Dr. Rishi and the team at Parashar Skin Clinic will provide more detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure during the pre-treatment consultation.

Post-Treatment Care and Recovery for Microneedling Radio-frequency for Acne Scars

Immediately after the treatment, gentle cleansing and a moisturizer should be applied several times a day. It is important to keep the area clean and dry, and avoid direct sun exposure for several days. It is best to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every time going out. After the treatment, there may be some redness and swelling of the treated area which will fade away soon. Patients can usually return to their normal daily activities the day after the treatment.


If you’re living in or around New Delhi, and are considering radio-frequency microneedling to treat your acne scars, book an appointment with Dr. Rishi at Parashar Skin Clinic. Contact us now to get a personalized assessment and a treatment plan that will best suit your needs.

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Microneedling RF for Acne scars

Dr. Rishi Parashar

MBBS, MD Dermatology

Dr. Rishi Parashar is a distinguished dermatologist with an impressive academic background and 25 years of experience in the field. He earned his MBBS degree from SMS Medical College, Jaipur, affiliated with the University of Rajasthan, in 1994.
His relentless pursuit of knowledge led him to achieve an MD in Dermatology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, in 1998. With his vast experience, Dr. Parashar combines his extensive education with a passion for dermatology to provide top-notch care to his patients.
Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Co-chairman in the Department of Dermatology at Delhi's prestigious Sir Gangaram Hospital.

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