As if the experience of having acne isn’t frustrating enough, acne scars can be a painful reminder of a not-so-fun time.

Over-the-counter products often only give minimal results, and if you’ve looked into professional treatments, then you’ve probably come across microneedling.

Are you wondering how microneedling can improve your acne scars? Does it really give the results you see in the before-and-after pictures?

Here’s what you need to know about microneedling.

What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as dermarolling, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves creating microscopic wounds on the skin using a small, rolling device. Though these wounds are invisible to the naked eye, our body perceives them as a signal to kickstart collagen production for healing.

Collagen is an essential protein that keeps our skin elastic and looking youthful. An increase in collagen strengthens the surrounding tissues and reverses the damage caused by acne scars.

Microneedling may sound scary at first but don’t worry; it is a minimally invasive procedure. You’ll also be given a topical numbing cream before the treatment so that you won’t feel any pain at all.

What Are The Results?
Most people see a noticeable improvement in their acne scars after a few treatments. The skin will also have a more even tone and appear firmer and brighter.

How Often Will I Need Treatment?
The number of treatments you’ll need for optimal results depends on the amount and severity of your scarring. We usually recommend one treatment every four to six weeks, and most patients start seeing visible improvements by their third or fourth treatment.

Are There Any Side Effects?
You may experience some redness and sensitivity after the procedure, but this should fade in a few days. Some people also experience slight breakouts that clear up on their own after needling.

Make sure to stay out of the sun and avoid any exfoliants in your skincare routine after treatment, as they can worsen inflammation.

What Else Can Microneedling Do?
Microneedling is one of the best treatments for acne scars. However, its ability to induce collagen production can bring about other benefits, too, including:

  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face, neck and jawline
  • Minimize pores and stretch marks
  • Lessen hyperpigmentation

Say bye-bye to your acne scars with FAB Laser and Skincare, your premier skincare clinic in Burnaby, today. Our team of highly experienced staff is committed to helping you look and feel your absolute best. Call us now for a free consultation!