by Aymee Wilson, Owner & Founder, Wilson Aesthetics
Pimples and acne are undoubtedly a nightmare regardless of age. However, can you think of anything worse? You guessed it — acne scars.
Luckily there are cosmetic treatments and procedures you can undergo to prevent and reduce acne scars. One of the best options for acne scar treatment is microneedling.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling is a controlled stimulation of the skin’s self-repairing process by creating tiny, micro-injuries on your skin. This is based on the concept that our skin will naturally repair itself when injured.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS MICRONEEDLING?
This is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment specializing in treating scars such as acne scars, burn scars, surgical scars, sun damage, sagging skin, stretch marks and large pores.
Microneedling encourages the skin to produce more collagen, which can lead to faster healing and a smoother, firmer appearance.
COST, EFFECTIVENESS, DURATION OF EFFECT
Microneedling requires three to six sessions to achieve smoother and firmer skin. Once the acne marks are treated and gone, they don’t come back. However, more acne marks might appear in case of more acne breakout and improper care of the skin. This is the reason why post-procedure care is essential to maintain the effects of microneedling.
The microneedling price varies depending on the condition of the skin and any add-ons including PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or chemical peels to achieve the desired results.
Microneedling requires little to no downtime. Patients usually undergo the treatment and go back to their daily routine after a day. It is a perfect treatment for clients with a busy schedule!
You must keep in mind there are still possible side effects associated with the treatment. Patients experience redness, dry and flaky skin, bruising and inflammation, which are normal side effects of the treatment. These side effects naturally go away within a couple of days.
Microneedling is indeed
an effective treatment for reducing acne scars and scarring in general. You can also use it for treating other types of scars, stretch marks and even wrinkles.
You don’t need to go through an invasive or surgical treatment just to attain the smooth, young-looking skin you’ve always dreamed of.