While superficial acne scars often fade on their own, deeper, pitted scars typically require professional intervention. Creating various forms of controlled impairment to the skin is one of the best ways to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities, encourage the proliferation of new and healthier skin cells and boost collagen production. This is why micro-needling is currently ranked among the most effective treatments for moderate to severe acne scarring. This procedure is fast, safe and capable of producing remarkable results.
How Micro-Needling is Done
Micro-needling, also called medical needling, is performed with a small device that is fitted with a number of ultra-fine needles. As the device is moved across the skin, the needles microscopically penetrate the skin through several dermal layers to trigger the body’s healing response. As a result, collagen and elastin production is encouraged, and the skin takes on a much smoother appearance.
What to Expect After a Micro-Needling Treatment
The recovery time for this treatment is nominal. Patients should be diligent about using an appropriate sunblock and limiting their amount of overall sun exposure while healing. Approximately one week after this treatment is performed, the skin will appear smoother and much brighter. It can take about six to eight weeks to see any marked changes in overall skin texture. As your natural collagen production increases, pitted acne scars will gradually begin to fill in.
Creating a Treatment Plan
Micro-needling can be used to correct a number of complexion-related issues, including age spots, unwanted freckles, fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores. When it comes to acne, however, this treatment works best on people who have already determined and addressed the underlying cause or causes of their acne breakouts. This is the most effective way to ensure that new scars do not develop in the future.
It is additionally important to note that many people require multiple micro-needling treatments in order to reach their cosmetic goals. Whether or not multiple treatments will be necessary can be determined during a consultation appointment and will be according to the depth, severity and location of the targeted acne scars. Sufficient skin resurfacing can often be achieved in just one to three treatments.
Learn More Today
To get all the facts about micro-needling treatment, make an appointment at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center of Maryland in Hanover. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this amazing procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.