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Microneedling for Acne Scars

Are you dreaming of a clear, and good-looking skin, without any imperfections? Fortunately, it is absolutely possible!

Today we are looking at one of the most common skin problems – acne, and acne scars, and of course, we’ll explain more about one of the most effective skin treatments for acne scars removal – Microneedling.

What exactly is Microneedling, how does it work, and what you should know before you get one? We are talking about that in the following lines.

Acne and acne scars

There is a major change that you have or had acne at some point in your life. As we already said, it is one of the most common skin conditions, with about 90% possibility of happening. Unfortunately, even if the acne clears, there is about 1% possibility of developing severe acne scars, and sometimes they can be hard to get rid of.

Because of the frequency of acne and acne scars, a lot of skin treatments have been developed over the years, and some of them show perfect results. Well, microneedling is one of the most promising treatments, when it comes to acne scars removal.

Before we talk about all the benefits of microneedling, let’s see exactly what acne scars are.

Acne happens when the pores are filled with dirt, oil and bacteria, causing different kinds of bumps and blemishes. Acne scars are a result of swollen acne blemishes. When the acne pores swell, it causes a break in the follicle wall, creating acne blemishes. While some of these breaks can be small and heal quickly, some can even damage the surrounding tissue, causing acne scars.

Of course, not everyone gets acne scars. In most cases, scars happen if you have inflammatory acne, which is red, swollen, and tender. It is possible to get acne scars if you don’t treat your acne on time, but there is also a possibility of some genetic links, causing scarring. There are two main types of acne scarring:

Atrophic (depressed) acne scarring – it develops when there is lots of tissue as a result of acne scarring.

Hypertrophic (keloid) acne scarring – it develops from an overproduction of collagen, when the skin is trying to repair itself from the acne.

You can treat your acne scars at home, with proper skin treatment. However, we suggest you always have a consultation with a specialist, who would prescribe the right treatment for your skin type and condition.

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One of the popular, and extremely effective treatments for acne scars removal is Microneedling. Today we’ll explain more about its benefits.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin treatment effective for a variety of skin conditions, including acne scars. As the name suggests, microneedling uses fine needles that prick the skin, stimulating it to produce more collagen in an effort to heal the small wounds from the needles. The higher collagen production helps smooth the skin appearance, by filling the lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.

As we already said, microneedling can be used for a variety of skin issues, including

  • Burn scars
  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks
  • Large pores

Clinical studies show that microneedling is a great alternative to larger, more invasive procedures.

How effective is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a very effective and non-invasive skin treatment. Also referred to as dermarolling or collagen induction therapy, it stimulates the body’s natural healing process to produce more collagen.

As we know, collagen is what keeps the skin young, healthy, and good-looking. Microneedling has many benefits, some of which are:

  • Reducing the appearance of scars;
  • Stimulating collagen production;
  • Improving the skin texture;
  • Reducing inflammation;
  • Improving the skin health;

Is Microneedling for acne scars permanent?

Microneedling is an effective treatment, showing some great results. However, a person’s skin is a living and continually transforming tissue. As each person’s skin has its own characteristics, it is normal that the results from microneedling treatment also can vary.

Microneedling is not always a permanent solution, and sometimes you might need to maintain the results with regular treatments.

Usually, you will need 3 treatments 30 days apart, to get the best results. Of course, it depends on how your skin responds.

After a thorough skin analysis, our specialists will create a treatment plan for your skin condition and needs.

Are there any side effects?

Microneedling is a non-invasive and safe procedure. However, it comes with some side effects, such as skin irritation, or redness. Of course, they should disappear for a couple of days, but we always advise you to have a consultation with a specialist who can provide proper care before, during, and after the treatment.

Microneedling at Skin Innovation Clinic, Brentwood

At Skin Innovation Clinic, we offer SkinPen Microneedling. SkinPen is an FDA-approved microneedling device. With a 3-step process it is able to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and pigmentation.

Before any treatment at Skin Innovation, our specialists will provide you with a consultation, and will suggest a suitable skin treatment, based on your skin type, and condition.

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