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Before and after micro-needling

Benefits of Micro-Needling: The Safe Way to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Before and after micro-needling

You’re likely to get acne scars on your face, chest, and back. According to research, people between ages 11 and 30 develop acne, while one out of five of them develop scars. Getting rid of these scars either requires over-the-counter medication or certain procedures performed by a dermatologist.

Bacteria, oil, and dead skin fill up open pores to cause acne lesions. Though 40,000 dead cells fall off your skin every hour, sometimes they may clog the pores. Inflammation in these clogged pores leads to acne. In addition to irritating your skin, acne causes scars that may last for months or even years. Find out how Microneedling Edmonton can help you get rid of this eyesore.

How Micro-Needling is Effective

If medications fail to treat your acne scars, it’s time to opt for micro-needling. The procedure is also known to treat other skin issues such as wrinkles and blemishes. Specialists use fine needles to prick your skin and stimulate collagen production to heal small wounds.

The new collagen formed will not only smoothen your skin texture but also fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. Studies suggest that micro-needling is best suitable to treat depressed acne scars. That’s because raised acne scars already have excess collagen.

Compared to other minimally invasive treatments such as laser therapy, micro-needling is safer if you have a darker skin tone. This means that the treatment won’t remove or damage the outer layer of your skin.

Dealing With Slowing Collagen

As you grow older, collagen production declines. This may cause your skin to sag, form wrinkles, or develop age spots. However, micro-needling helps minimize the side effects of aging. Moreover, the procedure is also used in other anti-aging treatments such as eyelid surgery.

For more than 20 years, aestheticians have been using this method to help individuals deal with aging skin. With the proliferation of technology, micro-needling techniques have become more effective. Micro-needling works for all skin types as long as you don’t have any infections or open wounds.

Skin rejuvenation removes acne scars

Simple and Effective Treatment

Micro-needling not only reduces acne but also improves the appearance of acne scars. It’s one of the simplest treatments that reduce skin imperfections and offers better hydration. Once your technician pricks your body, it will respond to these punctures by developing new collagen-rich tissue.

Studies demonstrate that when combined with derma fillers, micro-needling can efficiently reduce stretch marks on the abdomen and thighs. However, if you have active acne, your specialist will avoid treating those areas to prevent irritation, inflammation, and spread of bacteria.

Getting Rid of Scars

As scarring occurs, fibrosis pulls the skin down, creating an uneven surface. You may also experience hyperpigmentation due to whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Micro-needling is the ultimate solution for any changes in your skin’s color.

Moreover, sterilized needles are used to poke holes on the surface of your skin to remove blackheads. After the procedure, you can expect your pores to be visibly smaller. Micro-needling encourages healing and leads to softer skin immediately after the treatment.

Micro-Needling Pre-Treatment Tips

Though micro-needling is a safe procedure, you must take special care of your skin before and after the treatment for quick recovery and achieving the desired results. Moreover, following these tips will help minimize the side effects and ensure that the treatment is performed smoothly.

According to experts, if you’re planning to get a micro-needling treatment, stop using blood-thinning medications, topical agents, or anti-inflammatory medications. Moreover, you must avoid prolonged durations of unprotected sun exposure and any laser procedure two weeks before your session.

You must avoid shaving on the day of your treatment. However, if you have dense hair in the area to be treated, shave a day before.

Acne scar on the face

The Day of Treatment

To prepare you for the treatment, your skincare specialist will clean the area being treated. You will also be asked to discuss any relevant changes in your medical history and medications. Let your specialist know if you have any cosmetic tattoos.

30-45 minutes before the treatment, the specialist will apply topical lidocaine to prevent pain and irritation during the procedure.

Post-Treatment Care

For best results, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications for a week after the procedure. Don’t use ice on the treated area as it may interfere with the natural inflammatory process necessary for skin rejuvenation.

Avoid skin tanning and sun exposure for at least two weeks. Moreover, don’t use sunscreen in the first 24 hours after the treatment. If you experience any soreness, consult your dermatologist before taking a painkiller.

Results to Expect

A skin care specialist can best evaluate and discuss the benefits of micro-needling based on each individual’s skin type. Generally, you will need 4-6 sessions to experience the benefits of micro-needling. Following the micro-needling session, you may notice slight redness and irritation for some days as the skin heals.

You’re likely to observe improvement in aging skin and acne scars within two weeks of micro-needling treatment. Your skin will be more sensitive during the healing process, so you must wear sunscreen when going outdoors.

Applying facial serum on a face with acne

At Lipstick Empire, our industry-leading skincare specialists offer various services. We can help you deal with skin issues such as acne scars, excessive hair, wrinkles, fine lines, fat deposits, and more.

In addition to providing micro-needling treatment, we also specialize in laser hair removal, hydra-facial, acne treatment, body contouring, and skin-tightening procedures. To learn more, get in touch with us today.

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