Acne scars are never a pretty thing to have to deal with. They may make you feel less confident about yourself. There are several things on the skincare market that claim to help with acne scarring and to help take away the textural scarring from acne as well. One of the newer things that is slowly gaining popularity is microneedling.
microneedling is a sort of therapy that helps the body begin to produce collagen. The collagen helps to rebuild the skin that the scar has formed from. It is simple to do and is just as effective as an atrophic acne scar treatment. This treatment is growing in popularity because of the great results that patients have been experiencing with the procedure.
The device is used to slide over the skin and use the needles to penetrate the upper layer of skin to create little tiny wounds. Once the skin receives this signal, it transmits the signal to your other cells and collagen begins to be produced again. After the collagen and elastin are being produced by your skin regularly, the appearance of scars and wrinkles will be reduced.
Because there are needles involved, you should expect to see some redness and swelling that pretty much resembles a sunburn for about two days. After about a week or two, your skin will look noticeably smoother and radiant. It may take a few months for the full results to show up.
Usually this treatment can be safely done every four to six weeks. The collagen will begin to produce in your skin after about three treatments. The scar reduction portion of this story begins between the three-week mark and the six-week mark. There definitely needs to be at least six weeks between each treatment. microneedling can be completed on all parts of the body, even curing acne scars on your back, or chest, anywhere you have scaring it can be treated along with your face. Results will begin to visible after the first treatment.
There are a few individuals that probably will not be considered for microneedling. Those who have taken Accutane within the past three months, have open wounds, and have had the microneedling procedure in the last year and not suffered from any infections, such as skin infections, another skin condition and if you have herpes simplex.
If you are thinking about trying out microneedling, you should call your dermatologist to schedule a consultation with your doctor. This would be a great time to ask any questions that you might have. The doctor will help you schedule your treatments and will give you any additional skin care advice that you may need. Contact Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in Fort Worth, TX.