The process works to remove the topmost layer of your skin, smoothing the surface, and stimulating the growth of elastin and collagen. It even helps to smooth out fine lines, shrink pores, and treat hyperpigmentation. But if it’s those pesky acne scars you’d like seeing to, microneedling can help, too.
Why Microneedling Helps with Acne Scars
During a microneedling session, fine needles are used to prick the surface of your skin. By creating tiny wounds, your skin is encouraged to produce more collagen.
New collagen then helps smooth out the appearance of your skin, filling in wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. In fact, treatment can be used for a wide variety of scars and skin concerns, including:
- Acne scars
- Burn scars
- Stretch marks
- Surgical scars
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Sagging skin
The Best Candidates for Microneedling
Microneedling works best when your acne scars are not raised, but rather depressed. It’s all to do with the production of collagen. If your acne scars are raised on the surface of your skin, it means you already have too much collagen in that particular area.
What’s more, microneedling is even more effective on acne scars when combined with PRP and vitamin C treatments.
Contrary to other skin corrective treatments, microneedling is also considered safe for people with darker skin tones. That’s because the procedure doesn’t remove or do damage to the outer layer of your skin. It’s even safe for people with sensitive skin.
As with any type of skin procedure, though, there are a few people who aren’t great candidates, such as those with active acne, an active skin infection, or keloid scarring.
If you’re tired of those pesky acne scars, microneedling could be the answer. A medical skincare professional can help determine the best course of action for your concerns.
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