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Acne Scar Removal
Most of us experience acne at some point in our lives, usually during adolescence. For some of us, that awkward stage leaves its mark on us literally, in the form of acne scars that can last for years.
Over-the-counter skin care products may be able to improve the appearance of scars in some cases, but if you have tried this approach and been unhappy with the results, you may want to consider a more targeted and effective treatment: microneedling for acne scars.
Microneedling, which is also called skin needling and dermarolling, is a procedure that involves using thin needles to create microscopic punctures in the surface of your skin. It works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing responses, which promote collagen production and lead to smoother, plumper skin. The new collagen that is produced fills in the marks and holes left by severe cases of acne.
Because of the way that microneedling harnesses the body’s own mechanisms, it can also be used to treat a range of other skin conditions, including:
Surgical incision scars
Damage from the sun
Loose, sagging skin
Who is a good candidate for microneedling for acne scars?
It’s important to note that microneedling works best for depressed acne scars, since the collagen it produces fills in the divots in your skin. Raised acne scars don’t benefit from microneedling since this type of scar indicates an excess of collagen.
Other than that, microneedling on facial skin is appropriate for all skin types, including darker skin tones, thin skin, and sensitive skin. The effects of the treatment are also enhanced when used in combination with vitamin C or PRP.
To find out more about how microneedling can improve the look of acne scars, contact us today to schedule your consultation. A member of our friendly and professional team will be happy to go over your options and customize a treatment plan to your specific needs.