Acne Scars and Microneedling

April 23, 2021

Acne Scars and Microneedling

How does microneedling improve the appearance of acne scarring?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, can minimize the appearance of acne scarring by stimulating the body’s own natural collagen and elastin production.

How it works:

Microneedling uses a pen-like device with tiny needles to create small puncture wounds in the skin. This controlled injury into the skin’s dermal and epidermal junction allows your body to create new collagen, promotes elastin production and stimulates growth factors.  

While it might sound scary, microneedling is associated with little to no pain. Our highly trained aesthetician will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before a single needle ever touches your skin. The average treatment takes 45-60 min.  At the end of the treatment, your skin will be red, similar looking to a sunburn. You will be fully healed in 7-10 days.  A minimum of 3 treatments is required, 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results.  

The greatest benefit from microneedling is the collagen production which is part of your skin's natural healing process. By creating superficial wounds that don’t cause lasting damage, you essentially trick your skin into producing new collagen and elastin. The new collagen helps “pump out” the acne scars while the elastin helps tighten skin around the area and gives skin a smoother texture. Adding a retinol with this treatment can help lighten any hyperpigmentation associated with the acne scars.