Get Rid of Your Acne Scars through Microneedling!

Get Rid of Your Acne Scars through Microneedling!

Microneedling is an ideal solution for those who want to address their acne scars or wrinkles. 

Here’s how it works: a microneedling device with fine surgical needles punctures your skin which creates controlled micro-injuries that assist your skin to heal through the promoted production of capillaries, collagen, and elastin. Collagen helps your skin look youthful as it is the essential protein responsible for making your skin firm, smooth and stretchy. But your skin’s collagen production can decline due to aging, acne scars, or stretch marks. That’s where microneedling comes in to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars!

Generally, the medical community considers microneedling a safe and effective procedure with minimal risks such as bleeding. Still, it’s best to go under treatment after consulting with a skincare expert. Microneedling is not advisable for people who have active skin infections, active acne and keloid scarring. You may find people opt for at home derma rollers, but unlike professional microneedling procedures, derma rollers do not have adjustable needle lengths that match your skin needs which ultimately if used incorrectly, can cause more harm than good.

The Procedure

Microneedling sessions usually take 30 to 60 minutes, requiring multiple sessions (most people go through three sessions). Each session would be four to six weeks apart to give the affected skin time to heal. This, of course, still depends on the condition and size of the skin area to be worked on.

During the procedure, the skincare professional will first cleanse your skin and then apply numbing cream to the treatment area to make the procedure tolerable. A tool (usually a Dermapen) is used to create micro-injuries on the treated area. There’s no downtime after the procedure, but you can expect some redness and tightening of your skin, similar to the feeling of having a sunburn.

A Gentle Reminder

Microneedling is not a quick fix, and it usually takes a few months to see the best results of the procedure. Yes, it will help to rejuvenate and heal your skin BUT ultimately having a good skincare routine will ensure you get long lasting results!

Sources:
Medicalnewstoday.com

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