Living With Acne Scars? Here's How Microneedling Can Change Your Life

Living with acne scars can make life difficult, especially for someone in the middle of their career. While many of the choices and effects of your teenage years fade away, deep set acne scars can persist for the rest of your life, clouding your every interaction and even interfering with your career. Fortunately, microneedling has been show to work wonders for people with acne scars.

While microneedling can have overwhelmingly positive results for many acne scar sufferers, some are intimidated by the procedure. In this blog, we attempt to demystify microneedling by answering the most frequently asked questions about microneedling for acne scars.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling procedures essentially involve tiny needles that puncture the very top layer of your skin. These tiny pricks then promote collagen production in your skin. The collagen helps to regulate skin tone, reduce pores, and yes, even combat acne.

How Many Treatments are Needed?

This largely depends on two things. First, it depends on the severity of your scarring. If the acne scars are particularly deep set, then you will likely need more treatments. Second, it depends on how deeply you'll be going when microneedling. You can typically see better results with deeper treatment, but that is not necessary for all individuals. Typically, patients need between one and three procedures to see the full effect.

It should be noted, however, that the procedure can take up to six weeks to work. That is because your body needs time to adequately create the collagen to improve your acne scars. Six weeks is also mentioned in the American Academy of Dermatology's guidelines when waiting on any given product's success. So while it might be difficult, a little patience is necessary.

How Long Is the Recovery?

With mirconeedling there is virtually no down time. Of course, there are best practices for caring for your skin in the days after your treatment, but you can resume your normal life almost immediately.

How Long Does the Treatment Last?

The effects of microneedling are not permanent, but they typically can last at least a year or longer before your acne scars begin to reemerge again. Talk to your doctor about how often you should have a refresher treatment.

Living with acne scars can be trying. With microdneedling, you can get back your confidence to live your life without worrying about your scars.

For more information on Voluma, Botox, or microneedling, contact Fresh Start Aesthetics today!

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