Acne is an extremely common skin condition affecting millions of teenagers and many adults at some point in their lives. Although most people consider acne to be a rite of passage, its effects can actually linger long after the skin condition has been resolved. The lingering scars of acne can significantly affect your appearance and damage your self-esteem. A relatively recently-developed skin rejuvenation treatment called microneedling is offering hope to those dealing with lingering acne scars. The treatment is safe and effective for the minimization of scars due to acne, trauma, or surgery. It is minimally-invasive and requires no surgery and little to no downtime.
A Closer Look at Microneedling
Although microneedling was developed not very long ago, the knowledge behind the procedure has been known for centuries. Controlled skin injuries are one of the secrets to skin rejuvenation. Microneedling causes such temporary “injuries”, and the procedure triggers your body into a self-repair process that results in increased cellular turnover in favor of new skin tissue that displays fewer imperfections like acne scars.
The Treatment Process
During the treatment session, we move a special device over the surface of your skin, creating many tiny micro-channels in the skin along the way. While the openings that microneedling creates are microscopic and virtually invisible to the naked eye, they are enough to trigger a healing cascade that results in the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers to renew the appearance of your skin and minimize your acne scars to a significant degree.
Not only is this a treatment that is extremely effective in its own right, but it happens to work extremely well when used in conjunction with other types of skin treatments as well. For example, microneedling greatly enhances the effectiveness of topical skin care products.
Microneedling is often more effective when it is administered in a series of treatments. This is because the procedure offers results that are cumulative in nature. Each treatment builds upon the results of the previous sessions.
Say Goodbye to Your Acne Scars
If you’re sick and tired of the acne scarring on your skin, make an appointment at Eminence Medical Aesthetics to get all the facts about how microneedling can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Princeton!