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Can Microneedling Help with Acne Scars

Acne scars can develop as an aftermath of acne. If you've had to battle against acne anytime in your life, then you're likely to have experienced acne scars. Although more commonly from deeper cystic acne or from picking at your skin, milder acne can also cause acne scars.

If you're someone who has struggled with deep acne scars, you may have tried several types of products or treatments, yet the acne scars are still there. Microneedling might be an option.

Microneedling is great for
  • burn scars

  • acne scars

  • surgical scars

  • melasma

  • sun damage

  • stretch marks

  • sagging skin

  • large pores

  • hair loss

Microneedling is an excellent treatment for textural acne scars as it helps produce collagen and elastin. Unlike other minimally invasive skin corrective treatments, such as laser therapy, microneedling can be used safely on all skin types, including thin, sensitive, and darker skin tones. This is because it doesn't damage or remove the outer layer of skin. In addition, there is minimal to zero downtime with microneedling treatments. You may experience mild redness, swelling, and pinpoint bleeding after treatment, but these are all normal reactions and last from only a couple of hours to a couple of days.

Typically, acne scars show up in the following two ways:
  • Raised scarring

  • Depressed/pitted scarring

The forming of excess collagen acts as a 'filler,' smoothing out the skin around the scars and improving overall appearance. Microneedling works best for depressed — not raised — acne scars. Although, it can help even out the skin tone and hyperpigmentation of any scar raised or depression.



HOW MANY MICRONEEDLING SESSIONS FOR ACNE SCARS ARE TYPICALLY REQUIRED?

It is recommended that microneedling patients receive a series of treatments. In the beginning, we would like you to come in every two weeks for the first two months. After that, it should be every four weeks, each lasting about 60 minutes. The number of sessions needed is based on the severity of skin and other factors.

Length of sessions may also vary depending on the area of the body receiving treatment. For example, microneedling for back acne scars may require more time than microneedling for facial acne scars.

Finding the proper treatment for acne scars is a challenge.

Some may not work as effectively as we want or come with unwanted side effects. Cosmetic surgeries can be too expensive for most people. Therefore, a cost-effective way of treating acne scars that work is the solution most people are looking for

Lasers

Chemical peels

Dermabrasion

However, some of those treatments may not be suitable for darker skin as it runs a higher risk of leaving scars.

BONUS microneedling also helps with wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and evens skin tones for a smoother complexion.