How It Works: Microneedling for Acne Scars
Looking for a way to make your skin look brighter, smoother, and younger without injectables or invasive procedures? Check out microneedling, a form of collagen induction therapy. Keep reading to learn how microneedling for acne scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores works to help you reach your skin care goals.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses small needles to puncture the skin and cause trauma. A topical anesthetic is applied first, so the treatment is nearly painless. Because of the trauma, the skin repairs itself and increases the amount of collagen and healing factors. This results in smoother, brighter, and more even-toned looking skin.
What are some reasons for microneedling?
Dermatologists use microneedling for several different reasons because of its ability to promote younger and smoother looking skin. These reasons include:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin
- Enlarged pores
- Dark spots
As you can tell, microneedling offers treatment for so many common skin conditions. One of the more common conditions remedied with microneedling is acne scarring.
Does microneedling for acne scars work well?
Microneedling works to encourage the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. Collagen is one of the most common proteins in the skin and makes up a lot of the connective tissue. Elastin is another protein that works alongside collagen and its purpose is in its name: it gives the skin elasticity to keep the skin firm, tight, and wrinkle-free. Because the amount of these two proteins increases, acne-scars on the skin become less noticeable.
Wondering if microneedling is a good option for you and your goals? Contact Knox Dermatology to schedule your consultation. Dr. George Wooming will discuss with you if you could benefit from microneedling and suggest any other treatments to help you hit your goals.