Micro Needling as a Non-Invasive Method to Treat Acne Scars

Micro Needling

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, or ethnicity.

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.

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