Microneedling for Acne Scars: What to know about the procedure
Nobody likes acne, and what’s even worse than an unwanted pimple are the scars that they leave behind. There are treatments available but some can be rather expensive and results can vary depending on the person and their skin type and sensitivity. This is especially true for those with deeper acne scars. In most cases, over the counter creams and medications may not have the lasting effect that they desire.
If you’re looking for a new alternative, microneedling can be a great addition to your current skincare routine. The procedure is intended to help people with deep acne scars, wrinkles and/or sun damage. In this guide we’ll break down the microneedling procedure and the benefits it brings to your skin.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to restore youthfulness and elasticity to your skin. The treatment involves poking small holes into the surface of your skin in order to stimulate the reproduction of collagen, a natural protein in our body responsible for our skin’s strength and elasticity. With more collagen in our skin the lines, scars and wrinkles will begin to fill in making it look plump and young.
The Dermaroller comes in a variety of needle sizes to accommodate for all types of skin. If you’re unsure what size needle to use on your Dermaroller, check out our guide to find the size that will suit your specific needs.
Don’t worry microneedling isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. Users will feel a mild, tingling sensation when they use the Dermaroller and after the treatment their skin will be slightly tender and pink. However, that feeling is only temporary. The holes from the microneedles won’t leave a lasting mark or scarring, and the pinkness will go down generally within 2 - 4 days. Results however come quickly as you will begin to see your skin get tighter within a month!
How does it help Acne Scars?
The microneedling treatment is great for acne scars as it’s able to penetrate deeper into the dermis or lower layer of your skin. This will produce more collagen in deeper scars or lines causing the skin to tighten, leaving a smoother texture. Microneedling targets lower layers of the skin in comparison to topical acne creams or medications where the ingredients will only affect the surface layer.
Supplemental Treatment for Acne
Although microneedling is an effective procedure for reducing visible acne scars, this should not be a stand-alone treatment. The best results occur when microneedling is supplemented with other creams and serums. This is because microneedling opens up your pores allowing additional ingredients to be absorbed into the skin more quickly, leading to faster results. At Petunia’s we have a variety of products and kits that can help fight and prevent acne.
Our Acne Fading Kit contains a Blackhead Extractor Kit, a 1.0 mm Dermaroller, Vitamin C Serum and Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The Vitamin C Serum is proven to fade acne scarring but also has tremendous effects on aging or sun damaged skin.The Hyaluronic Acid Serum on the other hand will draw water to the skin and prevent moisture loss. The effects of this kit will reduce acne scars and leave your skin looking plump, hydrated and young.
If you’re looking to prevent acne scars from the beginning then we recommend using our Acne Fighting Kit. This kit contains a Blackhead Extractor Kit, a 1.0 mm Dermaroller, Anti Aging Skin Clearing Serum and our Vitamin C Serum. The real difference in this package is our Anti Aging Skin Clearing Serum which fights acne by unclogging pores and soothing irritated skin, thus reducing future outbreaks. In addition to acne prevention, the serum will restore the skin’s crucial nutrients and glow.