Ask those who suffer; our utmost loathing is reserved for the acne that comes uninvited; pimples that pop right before the big event.
But that’s not the worst thing. While acne goes away in a few weeks with topical treatment, acne scars are here to stay for a long long time and need something more powerful than the topical products to minimize and diminish deep scarring.
This is where Microneedling takes over to set things right for our skin, bring back the original radiance and restore our confidence.
This complete guide is all you need to know about Microneedling for Acne Scars.
What is Microneedling for Acne Scars?
White Rock Microneedling for acne scars is a minimally invasive procedure that uses several tiny sterilized needles to improve the appearance of your skin and diminish the stubborn acne marks.
Microneedling at White Rock Spa is performed by certified skin experts. The purpose of the tiny needles is to pinch microscopic holes in your skin surface thereby initiating the skin’s natural healing process. When the brain is signalled to kickstart its healing process, it augments the production of Collagen and Elastin; the two essential proteins for a firm and smooth skin.
Is Microneedling Successful for Acne Scars?
Several clients have benefitted from Microneedling Surrey and have been satisfied with the consistent results. Several clinical trials and studies confirm the effectiveness of microneedling in treating post-acne scars.
Microneedling for acne scars is a risk-free procedure that stimulates the repairing process and yields results in less than 6-8 sessions. The recovery time is minimal and the best results are obtained with in-office treatment by a certified dermatologist who carefully examines your skin before the treatment.
Other than acne scars, microneedling is also known to treat many skin concerns like:
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Sagging skin
- Burn scars
- Surgical scars
How Does Microneedling Diminish Acne Scars?
Microneedling Surrey works by penetrating the top layer of skin. The depth of the needles can be adjusted from 0.5mm to 3.5mm by the dermatologist depending on the severity of the scars.
The micro-wounds created in the skin induce collagen production. Collagen is the repair tissue that heals acne scars and strengthens the skin. It also restores elasticity and hydration in the skin.
The results become visible after one session however at least three to four sessions are recommended for moderate acne scars. If the acne scars are deep and severa, it may take up to eight sessions to achieve the desired results.
What Are the Side-Effects of Microneedling for Acne Scars?
It is important to realize that at-home microneedling practices can actually worsen acne scars. Therefore it is recommended to consult a board-certified dermatologist to prevent any further harm to the skin.
Common side effects of Surrey microneedling includes redness, inflammation and slight bruising but these are common and will clear up within a few days. To support faster healing, avoid direct sun exposure and rigorous exercises for a few days after each session.
You may need a follow-up session each year to maintain the results of microneedling.
We specialize in White Rock Microneedling for acne scars with state of the art equipment and highly experienced staff at White Rock Spa, South Surrey and are delighted to help you in your skincare journey with all consultation, expert skin advice and modern skin treatments.