Acne scars are normally caused by inflamed blemishes due to enlarged skin pores clogged with dead skin cells, excess oil, and bacteria. These swelling skin pores lead to a break in the follicle wall. Most lesions will be minor and tend to heal fairly quickly. However, in some cases, infected material can rupture into neighboring tissue, leading to deeper lesions. Your skin will form new collagen fibers in an attempt to repair these lesions, but they tend to result in the formation of scar tissue. Thankfully, microneedling exists, and it could work for you!
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment in which we use a small device to create many tiny micro-channels in the surface layers of your skin. It results in a skin remodeling process and a reduction in the appearance of acne scars. Most patients will benefit from multiple needling sessions because each successive treatment builds upon the results of prior ones.
Microneedling Benefits and Advantages
In addition to treating acne scars, microneedling is effective at reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles, scars caused by injury and surgery, hyperpigmentation, and other blemishes.
One of the main advantages to this treatment over other forms of skin rejuvenation is its ability to offer significant results without the need for incisions. The less damage that we can do to your skin during a treatment, the better. Less skin damage means less time is required for healing. You should be able to resume work or your normal daily activities immediately after your treatment.
Another advantage is that it leads to results that are very soft and natural. We are encouraging your own body to do most of the work by laying down a fresh collagen matrix to renew the appearance of your skin. You should see a gradual improvement in the following weeks and months after your microneedling procedures.
Again, no real downtime is necessary following the treatment. You just need to be very gentle with your skin in the days after your treatment. Avoid vigorously manipulating your skin or pulling at skin that is in the process of healing itself.
Microneedling is able to dramatically increase both the penetration and effectiveness of topical products like gels, serums, ointments, lotions, and creams. These products are able to take advantage of the thousands of tiny channels created by the treatment, allowing them to penetrate more deeply into your skin.
If you would like to learn why thousands of patients trust microneedling to reduce the appearance of acne scars and other blemishes, simply set up an appointment at New You Bio-Hormones in Kennesaw. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!