One of the first signs of aging skin is the visual scarring from previous acne or injury. As we age, our skin contains less collagen than it did when we were younger. This means poorer skin tone and more visible areas of hyperpigmentation or discoloration. Microneedling is a proven means to help smooth the skin and improve the appearance of acne scarring and other areas where near-surface skin damage is evident.
What Is Acne Scarring?
Acne is often confused with the appearance of pimples. In fact, acne is a skin condition caused by a variety of factors, some of them genetic and some of them the result of environmental factors. The skin in the affected area has been subjected to damage, often the result of organic and inorganic matter trapped in pores. Over the years, even long after acne is no longer a major problem, the visual damage remains and can become even more apparent.
Stimulating the body to produce newer, healthier skin growth can be achieved using microneedling. When the skin is needled, the body responds by accelerating the rate at which damaged tissue is replaced.
How We Perform Microneedling
Beginning with a consultation, we will typically schedule about five to seven treatment sessions. At each treatment your facial area will be numbed, and our practitioner will use our microneedling pen to create hundreds of tiny channel wounds in the skin, stimulating new collagen for skin repair.
For a week or so after each treatment session, the skin heals as the body sends nutrients to the affected areas. Adjacent skin tissue that hasn’t been pricked serves as the template for the newer skin growth.
Improvement in Skin Tone
The greatest benefit of microneedling is the resulting increase in the amount of collagen in the skin. After you’ve completed your treatment schedule, your skin will continue to improve in terms of texture and tone. Acne scars become far less visible because much of the tissue has been replaced with newer, healthier cells.
Get Rid of Acne Scars with Microneedling
Microneedling is a simple cosmetic fix that’s minimally invasive and requires very little recovery period after treatment. Learn more about this popular skin care procedure that can even be combined with PRP at InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!