You may be annoyed with the discomfort generated by active acne for few days, but until the real irritation arrives, acne scars. Acne scars can be existing on your skin even for years depending on the handling and severity of the acne issue. With all these issues, people are always looking for an effective treatment to treat acne scars. While OTC products like creams, lotions may not be up to the mark and other expansive cosmetic procedures may be highly expensive. In such situations, micro-needling has emerged as an affordable and impactful procedure for reducing the effect of acne scars.
What Is Acne Scarring?
- Acne scars could be raised or deep creations that are developed beneath the surface skin layer. They are formed as a result of improper treatment of acne that doesn’t allow an ideal setting for skin to heal itself. This causes uneven formations in the skin called acne scars which can be mild or some cases, aggressive and unpleasant in appearance.
- Acne scars are present for longer because they are left untreated after the acne healing. Acne is typically caused due to the clogging of oil glands by forming spots, pimples, and cysts beneath the surface of the dermis. As these oil glands are blocked, they accumulate dead skin cells and other remains to cause skin issues like acne.
- Acne is also caused due to improper skincare, imbalance in hormones, and severe bacterial infections with the highest probability being improper skincare causing more chances of scarring after healing of active acne.
What is Micro-needling?
It is a technique that comprises of using several small, sterile needles to cause a micro lesion in the skin with a focus on promoting natural healing in the skin.
The procedure begins with a thorough consultation to analyze your overall health and skin condition. The medical professional will induce tiny holes in the skin by using a pen-like device. This device is slowly moved across the skin ensuring that the newly developing skin must be even.
The discomfort during the procedure will be negated by the use of numbing cream before an hour to the procedure. Once the target regions are covered, they will complete the treatment by applying a calming treatment. The complete procedure may require around a couple of hours to be completed effectively.
How Does Micro-Needling For Acne Scars Work?
Micro-needling for acne scars works in two ways:
Stimulating Production Of Collagen:
Collagen is the basic building block of the skin that is the main component to promote healing. As the acne leads to a kind of skin injury, the skin will naturally induce collagen leading to the development of scars. But if the acne is severe, then scars will become ugly in appearance and visible for many days.
Micro-needling will generate new collagen in the body to replace the unpleasant scarring making the skin look, young and glowing. Skin will look healthier as the scars will be negated or reduced. The new collagen developed will cover the lost volume in the depressed scars. There will be an overall smooth skin tone that will make your skin appear radiant and younger.
Aiding Acne Care Drug Absorption:
You may get the best acne removal products in the market, but for them to be effective they must be able to go deeper into the skin. In the regular case, topical products need more time in being absorbed by the skin that causes an impact on their optimal performance. This causes the failure of the drugs to reach the target regions due to the slow rate of absorption. Micro-needling will repair the pore size and cause micro lesions in the skin. These lesions will aid in absorbing the acne scars faster and aiding to reach the target regions.
With these available options, micro-needling aids to get rid of acne scarring quickly when compared to other procedures for acne scars. So, you can effectively use other acne scar products even while you have just completed the treatment.
Is Micro-Needling Safe?
With the availability of several home micro-needling products, you may look to perform it yourself. But you have to note that home versions are not as effective as done by professionals. Home micro-needling can also cause side effects if there is any deviation from the procedure. Any person who wants to undergo micro-needling treatment must only go to an expert skin doctor who exerts and is qualified to perform this treatment.
Micro-Needling At Curated Medical:
At Curated Medical, our expert professionals utilize the FDA-approved Exceed micro-needling device. That resembles a large pen and comprises 6 tiny needles at the top portion. The tiny needles slowly glide on the skin surface, developing tiny holes. These holes stimulate the skin to start the natural healing process by growth factors. This healing process generated new collagen development while enhancing the appearance of acne scars and other skin issues like wrinkles, uneven texture, pores, and laxity.
The complete micro-needling treatment will take around 1 hour. The initial part will be preparing the skin and application of numbing cream. There will be an option of choosing either platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or hyaluronic acid after the treatment to enhance the outcomes. The skin will be dry and reddish similar to mild sunburn after completing the treatment. Patients will experience flaking skin for around a week and you have to take care of the skin as per the doctor’s suggestions. Major ones being avoiding sweat-inducing exercises and makeup for around 2 days. Also, be careful to avoid the sun rays for at least 2 weeks and use broad-spectrum sunscreen after the treatment.
If you want to get safe and effective results for treating your acne scars, associate with an expert professional who knows to handle the procedure. Curated Medical provides micro-needling treatments with hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or peptide serums to induce glowing and youthful skin.