Acne scars can last for months or even years. These stubborn marks are tough to treat with even a good skin care regimen. Fortunately, microneedling is a great way to fade acne scars. Microneedling works by creating miniscule and safe punctures in the skin, inducing collagen and elastin production and promoting skin rejuvenation which may help reduce the appearance of acne scars, improving the overall texture and tone of your skin. The treatment can also help to reduce the visibility of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone associated with acne scars. In a recent study, 80% of patients said they noticed an improvement in acne scars in the treated area at one month post-treatment.
To effectively treat mild to moderate acne scars, a regimen of three to four microneedling treatments is recommended, over a period of four to six weeks. If your scarring is severe, you may need additional treatments to achieve desired results. SkinPen microneedling can also be effective on other types of scarring. Book your always-free and no obligation appointment with one of our expert practitioners to determine if SkinPen would be suitable for your needs.
Often one of our many skin care product regimens will prevent new acne, and therefore, new scars, and also help optimize the microneedling results. And one final benefit of microneedling is that topical products better penetrate the skin, increasing their efficacy.