What can you do for your acne scars?
If you have acne scarring from previous acne that has left your skin with deep “cratered” or “Ice Pick” skin then Microneedling Skin pen is highly recommended for that problem! Microneedling uses fine needles with vibration to penetrate the skin making small microscopic wounds; this technique signals your Fibroblast to start rebuilding Collagen and Elastin while signaling your skins defense mechanism to start healing itself. The new Collagen that has formed will help smooth out the skins appearance which helps the appearance of scars, acne scars, fine lines, stretch marks, large pores, hair loss and wrinkles. When getting Microneedling treatments done, you want to stop using any exfoliating products atleast 5-7 days before treatment and wait atleast 7 days to start using those products after treatment, which include Retinol, Retin-A, Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid, Benzoyl peroxide and any physical scrubs. You will want to avoid any rigorous exercise and direct sun exposure for the first few days along with any alcohol based products as this can cause adverse side effects, you can experience redness, bruising and some inflammation post treatment for a few days. When your skin starts the healing process it can feel like sand paper as those micro injuries start healing, you cannot see them but you can feel them, flaking is also normal but not all will experience flaking. You cannot wear makeup right after to avoid any infections but you can wear makeup the following day but we suggest holding off for as long as you can during the healing process.
For best results we recommend a minimum of 6 treatments 4 weeks apart, with microneedling you see a glow and feel tightness after skin has healed but after each treatment the results are continually progressing as new collagen and elastin is forming. Keep in mind that as we age we do deplete our collagen and elastin so to keep up the results for your scarring you do need to come in for maintenance after you finished your treatment plan, frequency of maintenance varies on how severe the scarring is and how you want your desired results to last!