Microneedling Treatment For Acne Scars: Getting Rid Of Them
We can all think back to those days as a teen when our parents used to tell us off for picking at spots or scabs, worrying about them scarring.
Acne is one of the most prevalent skin condition especially for those in the younger categories – approximately 85% of American’s between the ages of 12 and 24 will suffer from some level of acne and post-acne scars are a real issue for many. Learn more about getting rid of your acne scars for good in this weeks post.
Does Microneedling Work On Acne Scarring?
Microneedling has become increasingly popular over the past few years, especially among women who suffer from acne scars. It works by creating tiny holes in the skin, allowing the body to heal naturally without causing damage.
Microneedling does appear to an effective treatment in reducing the visibility of scars, but it’s not guaranteed to completely eliminate them. To determine whether microneedling is right for you, have a chat with our Beauty Experts – they can discuss if it’s safe for you to try it and whether it will actually help your scars fade faster.
It’s important to remember that microneedling is just one part of the treatment plan for acne scarring. There are other options available, including laser treatments and chemical peels. Your beautician will be more than happy to chat through the different parts of treating acne scars.
What Are The Types Of Acne Scars
Acne scarring is a common problem among teenagers and young adults but also in adults. It can be caused by hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, and genetics.
Acne scars are unsightly marks left behind after breakouts including uneven skin texture and severe scarring. While most people who suffer from acne eventually grow out of it, some people develop permanent scarring. These scars can be quite noticeable and frustrating, especially if you’re trying to hide them under makeup.
Fortunately, microneedling has become a popular treatment option for these types of scars. This procedure involves using tiny needles to stimulate collagen production in the skin. It helps to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the overall texture of the skin. Microneedling can also be used to treat other conditions, including rosacea, stretch marks, and sun damage.
Can Microneedling Make Scarring Worse?
Honestly, good question. We understand that you don’t want to do anything to make the scarring worse and a treatment using needles can be a bit worrying.
There is no evidence to indicate that microneedling makes the appearance of acne scars worse, in fact – quite the opposite. However, keep in mind that the treatment works on skin that has indented scarring rather than raised scarring (Keloid scars and Hypertrophic scars).
The microneedling process helps to stimulate the nerves in the area causing them to produce more collagen and elastin which repair your skin. Raised scarring occurs when the body has overproduced collagen in the area and essentially does too good of a job – these you might notice fade as you age but they aren’t great for microneedling.
Is Microneedling for Acne Scars Permanent?
The process itself doesn’t take long at all, depending on the severity of the scarring it normally take anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes a session.
It may take time for you to see improvement in your skin as the treatment essentially coaxes your natural skin cells to produce more of the good stuff and heal themselves. Most patients report seeing results within four to six weeks.
The Beauty Experts will likely book you in for multiple sessions, depending on your age (and the age/depth of your scarring) and then for a session a couple of times a year to maintain your skin rejuvenation.
Acne Scarring can be beaten, if you want to look into Microneedling and what it can do, get in touch with us.
Booking link is here for a treatment on the Cookham Road in Maidenhead or give the team a ring on 01628 298 040.