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Microneedling has some undebatable benefits for the skin. This new treatment is popular for bringing the skin back to life, rejuvenating it and diminishing the acne scars. But the question remains; can Microneedling be done on active acne?

This might not be the best idea and most dermatologists advise against it. Here’s why.

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling Surrey is a minimally invasive skin treatment that induces Collagen production. A small rolling device, known as a derma roller is gradually rolled on the skin by an experienced skin expert. This derma roller is employed with several minute needles that punch tiny holes in the skin to initiate the skin’s natural healing process. The brain is prompted to produce more collagen in the skin’s epidermis resulting in diminished scars, smoother texture and firmer skin.

Microneedling White Rock is also effective against fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation. The effects are enhanced when Microneedling is coupled with Collagen boosting agents like Vitamin C or Vitamin A and skin brightening agents like Hyaluronic acid, Mandelic Acid and Hydroquinone.

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Dermaplane Surrey

Can Microneedling Be Done on Active Acne?

If you have acne-prone skin but your skin is free of active acne right now, it is the best time to go for Microneedling to target your acne scars. However, if you have active acne, Microneedling can puncture the acne lesions, worsen your acne and significantly increase the chances of infection.

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For inflamed skin, active pustules, lesions and pimples, the skin experts at White Rock Spa do not recommend Microneedling because it can spread the acne bacteria all over your skin resulting in more flare ups.

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The same is true for most active skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Microneedling can aggravate these conditions and prolong skin irritation.

It is recommended to seek medical treatment and let your acne subside before going for Microneedling.

Once your acne has settled, consult a professional dermatologist to proceed with your Surrey Microneedling sessions.

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Hydrafacial white rock

Microneedling for Acne Scars

Microneedling is a much more effective and affordable way of getting rid of acne scars as compared to laser treatments and other invasive treatments. It takes less than 6-8 sessions to significantly diminish acne scars with this risk-free skin treatment. The recovery time is impressively short and the best results are obtained when Microneedling Downtown Vancouver is performed by an experienced dermatologist at in-office treatment.

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The treatment works by creating micro-wounds in the skin that signal the brain to boost collagen production in the skin as a result of the healing process. Collagen is a repair tissue that heals the wounds, replacing the acne scars with new skin tissue that is firmer, brighter and more elastic.

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Hydrafacial White Rock

Again, just make sure not to experiment at-home Dermaplaning on active acne. Always consult a board-certified dermatologist before you plan a Surrey Microneedling session. At White Rock Spa, our team of highly experienced skin experts make sure to provide suitable treatment for all skin conditions. So whether you have active acne or acne scars, you can leave those worries at our doorstep.