When you notice your acne scars in the mirror, you might wonder how you can minimize their appearance. Fortunately, there are many treatments on the market today that can help you to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. SkinPen microneedling is one option to help you achieve greater clarity for your skin in just a few short sessions.
How does microneedling work and what can you expect during treatment? Keep reading to learn whether SkinPen microneedling is the right fit for you.
What Is Microneedling?
Many patients are eager to reduce the appearance of their acne scars, but they aren’t sure what can be done about them. SkinPen microneedling offers a unique solution that penetrates the scar at its source to reduce its prominence and make the skin clearer overall. How does it work?
We use a small, handheld device that contains very small needles. As we trace the device over the surface of the skin, these tiny needles make small wounds known as micro-wounds in the top layer of the skin. The wounds signal to the body that it needs to initiate healing in these areas.
The healing process is what triggers your body to develop a process that will reduce acne scarring. It happens in three key steps:
First, the micro-wounds lead to slight inflammation of the skin. The immune system is prompted to flush out the debris in the micro-wound area, stimulating blood flow to the area and creating new tissue to start to heal the wound.
In the second stage of the process, you get new cells built into the treatment area. This also triggers the production of extra collagen to give more structure to the skin. It can minimize the appearance of fine lines as well as acne scars.
Last but not least, the skin is completely remodeled with new tissue and blood vessels. You get smoother skin and the appearance of your acne scars is diminished. All of this can be accomplished in just a few short sessions because the work continues even after the treatment has been applied.
The Ideal Candidate for SkinPen Microneedling
If you want to reduce the appearance of acne scars, then you might be wondering if you are the ideal candidate for SkinPen microneedling. Just about anyone can take advantage of SkinPen microneedling, regardless of their skin type or tone. Both men and women can benefit from microneedling as long as they are generally healthy.
Microneedling is ideal for patients who want to reduce scarring, but it can also benefit patients by reducing breakouts. Fewer breakouts mean less scarring in the future.
To determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for microneedling, you need to book a consultation with our skincare experts at Restore Center for Aesthetics. We can survey the condition of your skin and make key recommendations for the proper treatment to address your concerns.
What Is a Microneedling Session Like?
When you’re ready to dive into this treatment, you might be wondering how the first session will go. Get ready to sit back in our chairs and relax while we work on rejuvenating your skin in a quick 30-minute session.
At the start of your appointment, we will apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment areas that will receive SkinPen microneedling. The numbing agent minimizes any discomfort you might feel as the device makes the small wounds. After the agent takes effect, we will go over your skin inch by inch with the handheld microneedling device.
There is minimal downtime following your microneedling session, so you can get back to your daily activities. At just 30 minutes per treatment, you can book your appointment during a long lunch break at the office and no one has to be any wiser that you’re having this minimally invasive treatment.
We generally recommend a series of three appointments to get the best microneedling benefits. These sessions can be spaced out over three months, making it easy for you to book one session every four weeks.
What can you hope to achieve with one of our microneedling procedures? Beyond the reduction in the appearance of acne scarring and breakouts, you can also improve the overall quality of your skin. Our patients typically find that their skin looks clearer and brighter after their sessions than it did before.
Microneedling initiates the healing process for your skin beneath the surface. This improves the regeneration of dermal tissue and blood vessels that can produce smoother skin with a healthier glow. It also minimizes inflammation related to acne breakouts so that they are less noticeable without the need for makeup to cover them.
As a bonus, microneedling benefits also include the production of collagen in your face. This can serve to fill in fine lines that develop with age, giving you more youthful skin. If you have both acne scars and fine lines that you would like to minimize, it’s time for you to sign up for your first SkinPen microneedling treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re ready to find out whether SkinPen microneedling can improve your skin’s appearance, book a consultation with Restore Center for Aesthetics today. We’ll examine the current condition of your skin and assess whether this treatment is the right one for you.
Let Dr. Bana help you get the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation at our office in Munster, IN. We also serve patients in Orland Park, IL; Lake County, IN; and East Chicago, IN.