Acne can be difficult enough as a teenager, but this common skin condition can also affect sufferers long after it has resolved itself. Scarring due to acne can negatively affect your appearance, self-esteem and confidence. Acne scars are caused by the overgrowth of bacteria found in hair follicles that have been affected by the overproduction of oils. This results in an inflammatory response that can lead to the development of pus-filled pockets or cysts that cause scarring. If you have acne scars, it is in your best interest to learn more about microneedling.
A Closer Look at Microneedling
Microneedling is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that helps your skin resurface itself and minimize problems like acne scars. The procedure is minimally-invasive and does not involve a significant recovery period, making it very appealing to those wanting to avoid dramatic procedures that can leave them looking somewhat scary for a while.
This treatment is performed in the comfort of our office. The process involves passing a special device over the surface of your skin. Every case is different, but we usually recommend patients have a series of microneedling treatments in order to achieve the best results. Most patients find that their acne scars will continue to diminish with further treatments, since their results will be cumulative.
What some people consider “side effects”, we normally think of as indications that your body is responding properly to treatment. You may notice mild redness at the treatment site, for example. Any such effects are normally temporary and resolve themselves on their own in just hours.
Microneedling can work alone or in conjunction with other types of skin treatments to enhance their effectiveness. For example, topical skin care products will have a higher degree of absorption by taking advantage of the many skin channels created by the treatment.
Microneedling not only helps with acne scars, but it can also help with other skin complaints. Many patients have microneedling treatments done to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin and hyperpigmentation. As with acne scars, microneedling for these types of skin problems will have cumulative effects with a series of treatments.
Schedule a consultation at Estetika Skin & Laser Specialists to see if you can experience the benefits of microneedling for yourself. We have locations in Delafield, WI and Sarasota, FL. Contact us today to book an appointment!