How Microneedling Gets Rid of Acne Scarring
Microneedling is a multi-purpose treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars, erase fine lines and wrinkles or even encourage hair growth. However, microneedling really shines through with patients who are looking to improve the appearance of mild to deep acne scarring with minimal downtime.
Like going to the gym…for your skin
One of the main reasons that micrnoeedling is so effective for fighting acne scars is that the treatment stimulates massive amounts of collagen, one of the main proteins that keeps your skin looking young and healthy. Microneedling creates small “micro-wounds” in the skin, similar to how going to the gym creates small tears in your muscles that allow them to grow bigger. In this way, microneedling triggers your body’s natural healing response, which in turn improves the appearance of your skin.
Microneedling offers fairly immediate results that also improve overtime
In the short run, your skin will look plump and radiant for a couple of weeks (especially if you combine microneedling with PRP) from microneedling alone. Immediately after the procedure, microneedling makes the skin look more radiant from inflammation and very superficial swelling - this often erases fine lines and wrinkles for a few days to weeks.
In the long run, microneedling stimulates new collagen by triggering your body’s natural healing response. This process stimulates massive amounts of collagen, which makes your skin look brighter, tighter and more youthful.
There’s little to no downtime
The best part of microneedling is that there is little to no downtime! Immediately after the procedure, your skin will be pink and extra sensitive to sun exposure for 12-24 hours. However, combined with the right topical products, you can decrease the length and intensity of your skin’s pink or slightly red appearance.
Microneedling can be combined with chemical peels, facials and lasers for best results
In order to get long term wrinkle and acne scar reductions and improvements in skin quality, it is vital to combine different the procedure with chemical peels, facials and lasers for best results. The major benefit of combining microneedling with other different modalities is that, when used in conjunction, the results are often enhanced due to increased collagen stimulation.
You can make an appointment for microneedling with Dr. Matthew Elias or Dr. Merrick Elias at both Elias Dermatology locations in Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.