SkinPen Strikes Back (Or How to Treat Acne Scars in a Whole New Way)

In the action movie of your life, acne is a villain.

It attacks when you least expect it, lowers your self-confidence and may cause ongoing social anxiety.

Dermatologists like the board-certified experts at Midwest Dermatology can help keep active acne under control, but deep acne scarring that affects the texture of the skin and leaves a lasting mark has vexed patients and doctors for years.

Until now, that is (cue the music and special effects).

SkinPen, which is used for microneedling skin rejuvenation at Midwest Dermatology, is the first microneedling device cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat facial acne scars in adults. The SkinPen treatment works by targeting areas and creating miniscule “micro-injuries” that kickstart the healing process and spur the immune system to remodel the acne scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of your skin intact.

SkinPen avenges skin even further when it’s paired with PRP, which is short for the platelet rich plasma that’s in your blood. Combining PRP with microneedling is a relatively simple process. First, the Midwest Dermatology medical team draw will a small amount of your blood and put it into a machine that separates the plasma (PRP) from the rest.

Next, our expert nurse microinjectors paint the PRP serum onto the surface and needle it into your skin tissue. When it’s plunged into the skin like this, PRP becomes a regenerative superhero, introducing growth factors known to aid in the healing process. You get two scientifically proven skin solutions in one, with the result being a knock-out punch to acne scars.

Midwest Dermatology patients report great results, including smoother skin and increased self-confidence. And that’s right in line with clinical trial results where 90% of patients reported an improvement in the appearance of their acne scars at the end of six months.

An added bonus is that patients experience minimal down time with SkinPen microneedling. But best of all is that it works on all skin types. Unlike most treatments for acne scarring, SkinPen has been clinically shown to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from light to very dark.

So, if you’ve got acne scars, super SkinPen and PRP is standing by ready to help! Just call the office at (402) 933-0800 or schedule a visit with your favorite Midwest Dermatology provider at



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