Is Microneedling Effective And Safe For Acne Scars?
If one frequently gets pimples, it is for sure that they leave scars that stay for a long time, it reduces confidence as it gets noticeable whenever people meet and talk to you. Microneedling procedure for acne scars is considered effective. The process works by penetrating the top layer of skin with tiny needles, this triggers the healing process which increases collagen production, and the collagen acts as fillers and levels up the layers of the skin making it even, smoother, and firmer.
Is microneedling effective and safe for acne scars? Yes, Microneedling is completely safe and effective. Microneedling is a process in which small needles are used to prick slightly into your skin. This helps in producing more collagen for the skin in an effort to heal the small wounds caused by pricking. A numbing cream is applied before the treatment which makes the pain negligible. A serum or cream is applied post-treatment so that the wounds can heal faster. Most people prefer it on the face but it can be done on any part of the body.
Collagen is a natural protein present in bones, skin, muscles, and other connective tissues. This protein keeps you looking younger and adds firmness to the skin. A child has an abundance of collagen in the body, but with time it starts to decrease. In fact, for an average adult every year 1% of collagen production is reduced. The production of collagen is also affected by one’s lifestyle, smoking, drinking, excessive sun exposure, and unhealthy eating habits.
The effect of microneedling is more if combined with vitamin C. It is considered completely safe for any skin tone or type, thin or sensitive, oily or dry. Its main objective is to boost collagen production.
Top 5 Benefits of Microneedling
It is not an invasive surgery that includes cuts and stitches. It only leaves small wounds which are required to trigger collagen production. It heals within a week and dermatologists will prescribe a cream for even faster recovery and long-lasting effects. The skin may feel a little bit tight and it will flake, it’s a part of the healing process. It is better to cover the face while healing and stay away from places where there are more germs, as the open wound makes it easier for them. Avoid using soap or chemical products until full recovery.
No side effects
There is no need for any extra cosmetics externally or internally. The experts just boost the production of collagen naturally. It is a protein that is already available in the body and microneedling just makes it even more. It doesn’t involve any laser or invasive process. Hence, it doesn’t affect the pigmentation or color of the skin.
Microneedling provides clear results. It also removes wrinkles on the forehead or near the lip area. Crow-feet wrinkles near eyes, the effect leaves firmer, smoother, and acne-free skin.
Along with clearing acne and leveling up the skin, it is also considered beneficial in promoting hair growth, reducing dark spots or patches, filling up large pores, removing or fading scars, reducing stretch marks, and glowing skin.
Cost and time
It is almost 4 times cheaper than any invasive technology. The process is also simple and it usually takes 30 minutes for a session. One requires at least two or three visits for follow-up. It can be done again if one feels the skin is losing collagen again.
Dr. Peter Kay has been practicing cosmetic surgery in Tucson, AZ for more than 25 years. He is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon as well as a member of the American College of Surgeons. Along with the team at Perfection Plastic Surgery, Dr. Peter Kay provides an individualized approach to patient care.