One of the most detrimental aspects of dealing with acne is not the acne itself, but the unpleasant reminders that this common skin condition can leave behind in the form of facial scars. Long after acne has been resolved, these scars can stick around and detract from your appearance. Fortunately, there is a non-surgical treatment technique known as microneedling that can help reduce or eliminate your acne scars. Non-surgical treatments offer the advantages of shorter downtimes and fewer complications.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, sometimes also called collagen induction therapy, is a skin rejuvenation technique that is being used to treat a wide range of skin conditions like wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and scars caused by acne, injury, or trauma. During the microneedling treatment, a special device is moved over the surface of your skin to form many tiny micro-channels in its surface. While invisible to the naked eye, these microscopic openings lead to a rapid turnover of damaged skin cells that are replaced by new skin cells displaying fewer imperfections like acne scars.
How Long Until I Notice Results From My Treatment?
While safe and effective, the results from a microneedling session will take time to become evident. Skin rejuvenation is a gradual process that involves the production of new collagen fibers that are laid down to replace the damaged skin that was targeted during the treatment.
Patients typically notice some initial improvement in their acne scars in the weeks after their microneedling treatment. You should see gradual improvement over the course of the following weeks and months, as your skin continues to remodel itself. Full effects are normally seen multiple months after a treatment session.
Would I Benefit From Multiple Sessions?
If you are like most patients, the answer is yes. In the case of extremely light scarring, you may only require one treatment session. However, most people require multiple treatments for optimal results. Each microneedling treatment session will build upon the results of previous sessions, resulting in continual improvement and skin cell turnover.
Whether you are dealing with acne scars, signs of aging, or another skin complaint, microneedling at New You Bio-Hormones could work for you! Book an appointment at our office in Kennesaw, GA to find out for sure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started!