Acne discolors the skin, with red or light brown patches resulting from the retention of foreign tissue and scarring.
The cells continue to replicate damaged skin, and the only way to correct this problem is by introducing a replenishing and cleansing mechanism.
Can Microneedling Help with Acne?
Does microneedling help with acne? Microneedling is one of the most effective ways to kick start a skin rejuvenation process. This type of cosmetic procedure is also known as collagen induction therapy. The body responds to the creation of tiny micro-openings in the skin by accelerating the production of new tissue as well as collagen and elastin. Performed repeatedly over a set period of time, microneedling can significantly improve the skin tone and texture.
The Science Behind Microneedling
Microneedling is the process of creating many tiny micro-channels in the skin. These channels fill in with semi-liquid scar tissue, blood and nutrients. The body uses the unaffected skin tissue adjacent to each opening as a template for building new, healthier skin cells.
At the same time, collagen production increases as a natural response to skin damage. The treated area may have as many as 100 tiny channels, each one penetrating just a few millimeters into the skin. As the micro-openings heal, the overall skin tone and skin texture improves. Acne and acne scarring become much less noticeable because the new cells are healthier than the ones they replaced.
A Look at the Microneedling Procedure
During this procedure, which is performed in the comfort of our office, a special device containing a multitude of tiny needles is used to safely puncture the skin. Depending on the situation, we may apply a topical numbing agent prior to creating the tiny channels.
Depending on the severity of the acne or scarring, we may schedule a series of treatments spaced a set amount of time apart for optimal results. The healing process continues for several months afterward, but the appearance of the facial skin begins to improve almost immediately. The channels are so tiny that visible marks are not noticeable, and the client need not worry about an extensive recovery time.
Advantages of Microneedling
This type of cosmetic procedure is simple and doesn’t involve surgery. Since no bleaching agents are used on the skin, micro-needling is suitable for all skin tones. Unlike harsh skin abrasion techniques, micro-needling will not cause discolored patches.
Microneedling Can Help Get Rid of Your Acne or Acne Scarring
Schedule a consultation at the InjectAbility Clinic to discuss all of your treatment options, including micro-needling. Our office is located in Torrance, and we happily serve clients in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn how you can reduce the appearance of acne and acne scars and lessen the chances of acne reappearing in the future.