Can Microneedling Treatments Help Fade Acne Scars?
Microneedling is a noninvasive procedure involving tiny needles that create micro-wounds to encourage the body's healing response. This response helps boost collagen production, leading to healthier, smoother, tighter-looking skin.
At Face & Body Center in Flowood, MS, a member of our team performs microneedling to help fade scars, including acne scars.
Keep reading to find out how you can get rid of scars and even out your skin tone using microneedling.
How does microneedling give you clearer skin?
Uneven skin tone is a common concern that results from various factors, such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, and aging. Microneedling works by breaking down old and damaged skin cells, which helps to promote skin renewal and improve skin texture. This, in turn, can help even out skin tone, leaving you with a brighter and more uniform complexion.
Additionally, microneedling can help improve the absorption of topical skin care products, such as brightening serums and pigment-correcting creams. When applied after a microneedling treatment, these products can penetrate deeper into the skin, delivering their active ingredients more effectively to improve skin tone and overall appearance.
How can microneedling fade acne scars?
Acne scars are caused by damaged or lost tissue that occurs when pimples get inflamed under the skin. These scars can take many forms, such as raised or indented scars that can be challenging to treat.
Microneedling works by triggering the skin's natural healing process, which leads to the production of collagen and elastin. It can help to improve the appearance of acne scars by rebuilding the tissue in the affected area, making the scars less noticeable.
While microneedling can help improve the appearance of acne scars, it may not fully remove them. The number of microneedling sessions needed to see results can vary depending on the severity of the scars and the overall health of your skin.
How long does it take for microneedling to improve acne scars?
The time it takes for microneedling to improve acne scars varies from person to person. It also depends on factors such as the severity of the scars and the individual's skin type. On average, most people see visible improvements in their acne scars after 2 – 6 microneedling sessions spaced about 4 - 6 weeks apart.
However, it may take multiple sessions to achieve the desired results, and some individuals may need more sessions, depending on the extent of their scars. It's essential to have realistic expectations. We will talk with you about your aesthetic goals and expectations before your treatment.
It's also important to remember that microneedling is not a one-time fix for acne scars and that maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain the results over time.
Incorporating a good skin care regimen, such as using a gentle cleanser and applying sun protection, is vital to prolonging the results of microneedling.
Does microneedling hurt?
Microneedling can cause some discomfort, but the pain level varies from person to person. Most people describe the sensation as mild to moderate prickling or stinging, similar to the feeling of being poked with a needle. Some people may experience more discomfort, while others may feel little to no pain at all.
Get microneedling to fade acne scars in Flowood, MS
A member of our team performs microneedling for patients experiencing acne, scarring, signs of aging, pigmentation issues, and other skin irregularities at Face & Body Center in Flowood, MS.
If you're interested in learning how microneedling can improve your complexion and reduce the appearance of acne scars, schedule a consultation today.