Microneedling is a popular treatment option that can be effective for a wide range of purposes, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles, stimulating the production of collagen, and treating acne scars. But what are the benefits of microneedling for acne scars?
What causes acne scarring?
Acne scarring is usually caused by damage to the skin tissue around an acne lesion, particularly when this damage affects the collagen. Collagen is an important structural protein in the skin, and damage to this can lead to dimpled areas of skin and discoloured atrophic scar tissue.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment option that involves using short fine needles to rapidly prick the surface of the skin. While this may sound a little scary, you should note that there is minimal pain associated with this aesthetic treatment and topical numbing cream will also be used during the treatment.
There are different microneedling tools available including an automated dermapen and a dermaroller. Here at Aesthetics Julie Edwards we use an automated dermapen for outstanding results and increased precision.
What are the benefits of microneedling for acne scars?
So, how can microneedling be used to treat acne scars and why is this such a popular option? Well, there are a number of benefits to opting for microneedling treatment to reduce the appearance of acne scars. These benefits include:
- Outstanding results- microneedling uses many small needles to make small punctures in the different levels of dermis that the needles can reach to. This triggers the natural healing process of the body including the production of new skin cells and protein. As a result, collagen and elastin production is increased which helps to build the volume of the skin, plumping out dimples and hollows left by the acne scarring. This can restore the skin’s even texture and leave your skin smooth and firm.
- Minimal side effects and low risk- microneedling is a very low risk aesthetic treatment that has minimal side effects. After treatment you can expect some slight redness and minor inflammation for a couple of hours but you can continue your day with no downtime required.
What do you need to know about microneedling for acne scars?
There are some things to bear in mind before booking your microneedling appointment, including:
- Several sessions will be required- for the best possible results it may be necessary for multiple microneedling sessions to be undertaken. The exact amount of treatments will depend on individual circumstances and a professional practitioner like us here at Aesthetics Julie Edwards can provide more information tailored to your requirements.
- How long until the results are noticeable?- after just a few hours your skin is likely to feel smoother but it is generally after 4 to 6 weeks that the results become noticeable. This is about the time that increased collagen and elastin take to have an impact on the skin.
As Lytham St Anne’s leading aesthetic providers here at Aesthetics Julie Edwards we can provide professional microneedling treatment for a wide range of purposes and intended results, including for acne scars and damage. Our team are qualified and experienced and you can count on us for professional and striking results.