A woman receiving microneedling treatment
Acne, a prevalent skin care issue, often leaves individuals searching for effective solutions. With many non-surgical treatments available to combat acne, it’s challenging to pinpoint the most effective. Enter microneedling. Does microneedling help with acne? Can microneedling help with acne scars? This article aims to answer these questions and explore the benefits of microneedling for both acne and acne scars.

What Is Microneedling

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure widely known for improving skin tone and texture. It is a skin rejuvenation procedure that uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-wounds in the layer of skin. This action stimulates collagen production, an essential component in maintaining skin health. To learn more, visit our main treatment page for microneedling.

Our Experience with Microneedling and Acne

Backed by years of experience in delivering effective microneedling treatments for acne and acne scars, the team at Skin Technique is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to address various skin types and conditions.

We have seen microneedling help with acne, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The severity of your skin condition dictates the approach to this procedure. It can be used independently or with other treatments for optimal results.

How Microneedling Can Help with Active Acne

Microneedling is a procedure that has become a promising solution for those grappling with the persistent acne problem. This technique offers a unique dual-benefit approach to acne management.

Firstly, microneedling works to expedite the healing process of existing acne lesions. It does this by reducing inflammation, a key component of acne breakouts. This intervention can substantially lower the potential for further complications, such as deep-rooted acne cysts or nodules that can linger under the skin, disrupting the skin’s natural smoothness.

Secondly, microneedling stimulates the natural collagen and elastin production within the skin. These proteins are fundamental in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness, often compromised in acne-prone skin. By boosting these proteins, microneedling enhances the overall texture and appearance of the skin, promoting a healthier, more even complexion.

Ultimately, microneedling is more than merely a surface-level solution. It works deeper, targeting the underpinning causes of acne. Doing so offers a comprehensive approach to acne management, capable of addressing active breakouts and preventing future ones. With the assistance of this treatment, individuals can better navigate their journey towards clear skin, reinforcing their skin’s natural defences against acne along the way.

How Microneedling Can Help with Acne Scars

Microneedling is also a powerful partner in the battle against acne scars. This innovative process encourages the growth of new skin cells, a natural byproduct of our body’s response to the micro-injuries caused by the treatment. As collagen production is stimulated, the skin is gently coaxed to repair and revitalize itself.

One of the key advantages of microneedling is its ability to make acne scars less noticeable. The enhanced collagen and elastin synthesis, triggered by the procedure, actively smooths the skin’s texture. This results in the softening of the scar’s appearance, thereby improving the skin’s overall complexion.

While it’s important to understand that microneedling may not completely erase acne or scars, it consistently demonstrates its efficacy in enhancing the skin’s texture and appearance.

The Effectiveness of Microneedling

Results of microneedling treatments can vary, but many patients see a clear reduction in active acne and softening of acne scars after the recommended amount of sessions set by your skin care team. In terms of how many microneedling sessions for acne scars are needed often depends on the individual’s skin type and the severity of the scarring.

Possible Risks or Side Effects

While microneedling is generally considered safe, certain risks or side effects are associated with the procedure. These can include redness, swelling, or slight bruising, much like the side effects of other skin care treatments like laser treatments.

Avoiding sun exposure and rigorous skincare routines immediately after the procedure is also crucial. To learn more about microneedling aftercare, read our microneedling skin care tips.

It’s important to note that microneedling may not be suitable for everyone. People with active skin infections, certain skin diseases, a history of poor wound healing, or active acne should avoid this procedure, as it may worsen their condition.

As with any new skin care treatment, it’s always best to consult with a dermatologist or professional skin care expert beforehand.

Microneedling Treatment Before & After

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Before & After #1: Microneedling

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Before & After #2: Microneedling

Microneedling and Acne FAQs

How long does microneedling take to get rid of acne?

Results often appear after multiple sessions, usually spaced four to six weeks apart.

Can you perform microneedling at home?

While at-home microneedling devices are available, they are less effective and carry higher risks. Professional treatments ensure safe practices and sterile conditions.

What is the cost of microneedling treatments at Skin Technique?

The cost of a microneedling treatment ranges between $379 and $1,895, depending on the number of treatments you purchase at once and if it is combined with other therapies.

Book a Microneedling Consultation

If you’re interested in how microneedling can help acne and acne scars, we invite you to book a consultation with one of our Skin Technique experts in Vancouver under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Pavlou. With a team of committed skincare specialists, we prioritize understanding your requirements and offer tailored solutions that seamlessly integrate into your daily routine.


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