There’s only one thing worse than acne: the scars it can leave on your delicate skin. If puberty or the onset of adult acne left you with acne scars, you may suffer from low self-esteem or feel embarrassed to show your face. Meeting new people can become difficult when you feel too embarrassed to look them in the eyes.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to fade your scars and restore your confidence.
Here are five reasons why you should try microneedling for acne scars.
If microneedling your acne scars sounds like a painful procedure, it’s not. The microneedles create superficial damage to the surface of your skin that is easily repaired. A numbing cream is applied before the procedure so you won’t feel any pain, but you may notice sensitivity, redness, and irritation afterwards.
Treating your acne scars usually requires several sessions and you’ll have to wait a few weeks in between each treatment to give yourself time to heal.
Serums Are More Effective
Microneedling helps treat acne scars by allowing serums and other topical treatments to penetrate further into your skin. The microscopic needles prick your skin, forming minuscule pathways for the topical treatment travel into. It also stimulates the production of collagen, which makes your skin smooth and firm.
For example, you can have a DermaFrac microneedling procedure that’s infused with salicylic/lactic acid to to control new acne breakouts as you restore collagen to fade old acne scars.
Considering the money you’ll save on medication for acne scars, microneedling is worth it. When you have the microneedling procedure done, your serums will also become more effective, so you won’t have to use as much, apply as often, or continue buying the serum targeted toward fading acne scars once your treatment gives you results.
Microneedling Targets Other Problems
If you have other skin problems in addition to acne scars, microneedling can take care of those, too!
Since microneedling improves collagen production, you may notice reduced wrinkles, a more even skin tone, and fewer stretch marks. Microneedling can also help minimize blackheads and large pores, making it an effective treatment to improve your facial features and give you a confidence boost!
Better Results Than At-Home Treatment
You may decide you want to try using a dermaroller for acne scars, but without the proper technique and application, you may not get the results you want Your dermaroller could even become unsanitary and do more harm than good.
Having a microneedling treatment done by a professional reduces room for error and gives you the best results.
Reaping the Benefits of Microneedling for Acne Scars
If you’ve ever picked at your skin or had cystic acne in the past, you could benefit from microneedling for acne scars. If you’ve exhausted every other option from topical to oral medication and still want to improve your acne scars, microneedling may be the procedure you need to finally fade your scars for good. If you’re in the New York City area and have acne scars, contact us to make an appointment or explore our treatment options.