Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, effecting approximately 60 million people in the United States. Of the 60 million people who experience acne, 20% suffer from the subsequent acne scarring. If you are among that 20% and are looking to boost your confidence and rid of your acne scars, micro-needling may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Micro-needling is one of the most revolutionary non-invasive procedures in the field of cosmetic surgery. Not only is it utilized to rejuvenate the skin and create a fresh, young look, but it has been known to do more than just refresh and rejuvenate. For many, micro-needling can be a life-changing, confidence boosting experience.
For those who may be unfamiliar, micro-needling is well-known as one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the marketplace. While micro-needling may seem somewhat complex, the procedure is actually quite simple.
After some preparation, such as the administration of a vitamin C serum or otherwise, an experienced surgeon utilizes a specialized micro-needling pen that contains 12 small needles. These needles penetrate the skin, creating micro-injuries that heal and encourage rejuvenation as well as more efficient absorption of skin products.
Micro-needling can be used on affected areas of the skin including (but not limited to) the face, back, neck, and arms. These are sensitive areas in which acne scars are known to develop as result of bacterial overgrowth. When the skin attempts to heal, existing collagen in the skin thickens and creates scarring.
In the case of treating and reducing the appearance of acne scars, the micro-needling procedure works by breaking up scar tissue in the underlying layers of the skin. When these layers are broken up and micro-wounds are created, the skin naturally repairs itself and reduces the appearance of acne scars.
If you would like to learn more about how micro-needling can reduce the appearance of your acne scars and change your life, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE to talk to one of our specialists today.
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