Scar appearance occurs due to the skin’s repair process after sustaining damage. You can eliminate acne scars and surgical scar tissue without using chemical peels. Microneedling scar treatment is the natural way to treat acne scars and surgery scars.
At Dolce Vita Health & Beauty, we understand that facial scars decrease many individuals’ self-esteem. We provide Microneedling therapy to encourage collagen production to make your skin look
years younger and treat scarring.
Our team has years of experience performing Microneedling treatment and following leading safety practices. With our help, you can transform your skin.
Understanding Acne Scarring
Acne scars are the result of inflamed pores from bacteria, oil, and dirt. After pores swell, the skin breaks, resulting in minor scars. The skin tries to repair itself, but the skin texture isn’t the same after acne scarring.
Picking at infected pores can create deeper scars or damage the surrounding skin. Post-acne scarring can appear in many different ways, and your likeliness to develop scars can be genetic.
Multiple scar types exist: atrophic scars and hypertrophic scars.
Atrophic Acne Scars
Atrophic acne scars develop from tissue loss after acne. Three subtypes of possible scars you may have include ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars.
Atrophic post-acne scars are common on the cheeks and jaw and typically need multiple Microneedling sessions to treat them. Depressions in the skin require more skin regeneration to fill out uneven surfaces.
Hypertrophic or Keloid Scarring
Hypertrophic or keloid scarring occurs when excess tissue forms from too much collagen production. Surgical scars are a typical example. You may have keloids on your back, shoulders, or jaw.
Because Microneedling increases tissue in scarred areas, it’s not suitable for hypertrophic scarring.
Microneedling For General Scarring
Scars come in all shapes and sizes. We know how the appearance of scars can reduce confidence and heighten insecurity. A couple of types of scars exist, thermal burn scars and surgical scars.
Thermal Burn Scars
People suffer from radiation, chemical burns, solar burns, thermal burns, and even electrical burns. When scars form as a form of repairing the lost skin tissue, they can leave larger and deeper than normal marks on the skin.
This type of scarring occurs whenever the skin is damaged or opened through surgical incisions. In cases of surgical scars, the scars can eventually fade and go away over time due to them not being as deep as thermal burn scars. However, there are cases in which the scarring does not go away and remains on the skin.
Microneedling, or percutaneous collagen induction, is an FDA-approved leading cosmetic procedure that encourages the skin’s natural healing process and helps the body further heal unsightly tissue growth after acne or surgery. Microneedling is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, so you can return to your daily routine in no time.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling helps boost collagen production by puncturing the skin with tiny needles. These needles penetrate the skin only around 1mm, causing microscopic injuries. This process tricks the body’s healing response into activating, sending more collagen, and improving the skin’s texture and youthfulness.
Estheticians apply an electric device filled with microscopic needles to the treatment area and roll it over the skin. They may implement a scar aftercare treatment process to help make the treatment even more successful.
Early intervention is ideal for preventing extensive scarring and aged-looking skin. Some individuals use treatment sessions to maintain their skin’s health or heal acne, while others use Microneedling skin treatment to reduce wrinkles and dark spots.
Reasons to Getting Microneedling For Scar Removal
There are many reasons to get Microneedling treatment for acne. Due to activating the body’s natural healing process, Microneedling does the following:
- Slows skin aging: Collagen’s anti-aging properties are a natural way to maintain skin firmness and elasticity.
- Reduces scarring: New skin cells develop with skin needling after surgery or significant skin damage as it helps break down old, damaged skin.
- Shrinks pores: Because Microneedling increases collagen, it can make pores smaller and prevent them from clogging.
- Evens skin tone: Needles help remove the top layer of skin to reduce dark spots and rosacea.
- Eliminates stretch marks: Microneedling over stretch marks can help them blend in further with the surrounding areas.
Microneedling’s Effectiveness Against Unwanted Scars
Microneedling scar treatment is highly effective against atrophic scarring. With professional scar Microneedling, you can see results within two to four sessions, while extreme acne scars require up to eight sessions. Some dermatologists implement platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which significantly improves your healing process.
Derma roller tools are also effective against scarring. This tool features a roller of microscopic needles and rolls over areas with damaged skin.
Consider getting a derma roller if you only have light scarring and can’t afford professional Microneedling. If you have significant depressed scarring, you’ll need a professional solution. Unfortunately, most health insurance plans don’t cover Microneedling due to its cosmetic nature, so you’ll pay out-of-pocket.
Are There Any Side Effects To Microneedling?
There is not any particular side effects to Microneedling. It’s perfectly normal for your skin to feel sore or uncomfortable throughout and after the Microneedling process. You can go directly from your Microneedling treatment to home or work without issue.
Most individuals experience skin redness and soreness similar to a mild sunburn. Individuals prone to excessive bleeding should not get Microneedling. Extreme side effects include infection and hyperpigmentation, so it’s vital to contact your dermatologist if you experience these symptoms.
Microneedling Scar Treatment Aftercare
When undergoing Microneedling, it is important to follow a series of aftercare steps in order to help ensure the best possible results. The first step is to avoid excess sun exposure since the Microneedling treatment can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
You will also want to use sunscreen liberally before going outside in order to protect your Microneedled skin from potential damage. It is also important to keep your Microneedled skin well-moisturized, and you may wish to apply a gentle moisturizing cream several times throughout the day.
Finally, be sure to avoid picking or scratching at any scabs or flecks of dead skin that crop up during the healing process, as these can impair the effectiveness of your treatment. With these simple steps, you can help ensure that your Microneedling treatment provides optimal results for smoother, younger-looking skin.
Benefits of Microneedling Scar Removal Treatment
Microneedling for scars is highly beneficial to those with significant surgical scarring versus other options. Due to its non-invasive nature, it’s easy to get and virtually painless. Dermatologists follow a safe process that has little risk of infection.
Scars will look smoother and blend in with the surrounding area better. The scarred area’s texture will change with continued sessions. Because everyone’s body is different, you may not need any further treatments after a few sessions, or you may need the maximum amount.
Take Charge of Your Skin Rejuvenation
If you’re reading to discover whether Microneedling scar treatment is right for you, look no further than Dolce Vita Health & Beauty. Our relaxing atmosphere, leading medical spa technology, and skilled estheticians and dermatologists make us a go-to solution for acne scar treatments, surgical scar treatments, and more.
With our professionals, you’re in expert hands. Our team helps you transform your skin with highly effective rejuvenation techniques and leading Microneedling equipment. We will answer your questions about the Microneedling process and can help determine if it’s right for you.