Acne scars can be a source of embarrassment for many men and women. In some cases, the raised dark spots pose a bigger aesthetic problem than the acne itself. While acne scars can fade over time, most patients don’t see scars disappear quickly enough. If you’re ready to improve your complexion with a minimally-invasive treatment, we’ve got the solution for you.
At Laser Skin Care Center, our go-to treatment for moderate to severe acne scars is micro-needling. The procedure is an advanced form of micro-needling that produces exceptional results when it comes to acne scars. Treatments are typically quick, easy, and pain-free.
What to Expect from Microneedling Treatments?
Microneedling is performed with a specialized handpiece that allows your Aesthetician to focus on your precise problem areas while improving overall tone and texture. The unique device creates tiny micro-injuries at specific depths for triggering the body’s wound-healing response with as little damage as possible. The process stimulates enhanced collagen to quickly repair skin.
Micro-needling is done in a short, in-office visit. Most patients are in and out of their appointment within the hour depending on the size of the treatment area. Microneedling can help reduce acne scars on the face, neck, hands, and chest. A topical numbing cream is applied beforehand to maximize your comfort throughout treatment.
Microneedling: Recovery & Results
One of the best things about micro-needling for acne scars is the minimal recovery time. The majority of people are able to get back to their normal routine the following day. You may experience some redness, swelling, and/or pinpoint bleeding immediately after treatment. Side effects are short-lived and typically resolve themselves in 1-3 days. Mineral-based makeup can be used to conceal side effects during this time.
The regenerative effects from microneedling can be seen about 2-4 weeks post-treatment. Gradual improvement to the overall texture and tone of your skin will occur upwards of several months or more thanks to enhanced collagen production.
While mild acne scars can be addressed with one micro-needling session, more severe scars may need a series of treatments to resolve. You may need anywhere from 3-6 treatments to reduce the appearance of moderate or severe acne scars. Each successive treatment fades acne scars making them less noticeable.
Is Micro-Needling Right for You?
Microneedling is a safe and effective solution for almost any patient bothered by residual acne scars. The minimally-invasive procedure doesn’t involve any lasers, heat, or harsh chemicals making it the ideal treatment for darker skin tones or patients with tanned skin. During your in-person consultation, your skincare specialist will assess your concerns and determine your candidacy for the procedure.
A friend recommended this practice. I went for fillers and botox. Super happy with the results and with the visit. Customer service is definitely a priority here. The office is clean, spacious and pretty. The reception and medical staff were efficient, nice and professional, answering all my questions and explaining everything. It took a few days to see my results. I look great and will definitely go back for other services.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about Micro-needling for acne scars, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 280-2071. Laser Skin Care Center proudly serves the Long Beach, CA area and offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology services.