Acne is one of the most problematic dermatological conditions you can acquire.
It creates painful, irritating areas on your face that can be hard to remove.
The worst part about acne, however, is the way that it can scar your face.
Acne scars can become lasting imperfections that require plentiful amounts
of makeup to hide.
Micro needling offers an innovative and non-invasive way to treat acne scars and other
imperfections. This treatment utilizes your body’s ability to repair
itself, which means that there are no added chemicals and fewer complications
than other procedures present.
Micro Needling: Non-Invasive Treatment that Works
Despite your age, ethnicity or genetic background, your body has a limited
ability to rejuvenate your skin. The processes involved in maintaining
and repairing your skin are why things like acne scars tend to fade with time.
The problem is that your body only repairs to a certain point. Those scars
will persist within the dermis layer of your skin.
Micro needling works by creating microscopic punctures in the skin. These punctures go
deep enough in the skin to trigger a non-invasive destruction of the dermis
layer while leaving the upper layer of the skin relatively unharmed.
This process stimulates the production of new collagen while destroying
the malformed structures that exist long after acne is gone. The old tissue
is replaced by a more uniform matrix of collagen, which in turn leaves
your skin looking smoother and better than ever before.
Why Does This Work for Acne Scars?
The reason micro needling works so efficiently with acne scars pertains
to the way acne scars form. They may persist in non-uniform ways that
make chemical and surgical treatments too invasive to rejuvenate your skin.
The other reason micro needling works pertains to the minimal amount of
damage that is caused to the skin during this non-invasive process. Your
outer layer of skin remains unharmed, which keeps bacterial and viral
invaders outside of your body while destroying the tissue that forms scars.
This allows your body to focus on creating new tissue rather than slowing
the healing process, which can result in countless negative side effects
such as scarring.
Who Can Undergo Micro Needling?
Micro needling is safe for most people to undergo. Unlike other non-invasive
therapies, it produces similar results regardless of your complexion,
Some conditions like acne may warrant the expertise of an experienced dermatological
provider. This ensures that active acne flare-ups will cause minimal lasting
damage while staying isolated to certain areas of your face.
There are even some situations where micro-needling can be helpful in treating
other dermatological conditions that micro-needling itself cannot treat.
The perforations that micro-needling makes can increase the effectiveness
of topical chemicals and other non-invasive treatments by allowing the
skin to better absorb them.
Is Micro Needling Right for You?
While micro needling can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars
and other collagen-related imperfections, there are limitations to this
procedure. Only an experienced provider can recommend if micro-needling
is the right treatment for you.
Contact Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center today to schedule an appointment.