Microneedling is the process of using tiny needles to prick your skin, all to generate new skin that’s smoother, firmer, and more toned. This process can be used for more than that though—you can also use microneedling as a treatment to help improve wrinkles, large pores, and yes, acne scars as well.
If you’re wondering how well microneedling works for acne scar treatment, keep reading to find out.
Microneedling for Acne Scar Effectiveness
If you’re in good health, microneedling is a good process that might just help fix up your skin—as long as you’re not on other acne medications or are pregnant.
Does It Work?
Overall, microneedling is an effective process for treating all minor scars from acne to aging. Do know that you’ll likely need around four sessions to achieve the results you’re looking for, and of course, this is a professional procedure. This means that you’ll be seeing a board-certified doctor to make sure that you’re in good hands.
You’re looking to use microneedling to handle your acne scars, but you’re worried about using needles on your face. You might be wondering if there will be scarring from the procedure itself.
Initially, you’ll likely notice some minor side effects such as redness, bruising, and inflammation, but these are side effects that should clear up in a few days.
Just be sure to avoid direct sunlight and lots of exercise in the next few days. By following our after care advice, you won’t have any additional scarring from this procedure. To help avoid scarring, you should also drink lots of water a few days before the treatment.
During a Breakout
It’s not recommended to undergo a microneedling treatment during an acne breakout. Talk to your doctor about when would be the best time to get treatment.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by causing controlled micro injuries to the skin. It helps encourage your skin to produce collagen, which is what it usually does after an injury. All of those little needles encourage your body to produce new collagen to replace skin and the acne scarring. This will leave your skin with a healthier and more even appearance, even if you’re dealing with depressed acne scars. Microneedling can help fill in those scars.
Professional Microneedling vs. DIY Home Microneedling
Some people do try microneedling at home, but it’s always wise to visit a professional. Doing this procedure by yourself increases the chances of damaging your skin, and will not provide you with the same results as a professional treatment will. Additionally, a professional treatment will be able to help avoid even more scarring in the future.
Microneedling is a great way to help reverse acne scars with minimal downtime. You might prefer this procedure to permanently get rid of scars to smoothen and brighten your skin. However, it’s essential that you seek advice from a professional first. If you have any questions about the process or want to find out you’re a good candidate for a microneedling treatment, call us today and we’ll be glad to help you.
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Brittany Lane White, a board-certified family nurse practitioner from Lakeland, Florida, holds a nursing degree from Florida State University. With six years of experience in medical and trauma/surgical ICU in Tampa, she pursued a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Tampa. Her passion for aesthetic medicine grew during her master’s training. In Los Angeles, she completed clinical and injection specialist training at a top 25 Allergan account. Brittany focuses on a natural approach to facial aesthetics, emphasizing confidence and refreshment, not an artificial appearance. Beyond work, she enjoys spinning, travel, reading, and beach weekends with her husband, Brian, and two children, Georgina (Georgie) and Westley.