Microneedling isn’t a new cosmetic procedure, but it has become extremely popular over the last decade. Newer and better needling instruments and increased technique knowledge have resulted in better outcomes, especially when the treatment focuses on a specific skin problem such as acne scars. These scars aren’t usually very deep but affect dermal tissue in such a way that they lead to the production of identical cells.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, helps minimize the appearance of superficial scarring by stimulating new skin cell growth. The damaged cells are eventually replaced by skin that is more supple, more evenly toned, and with fewer visible discolorations. Learn more about microneedling and how it can help you get rid of your acne scars.
Science and Tissue Growth
When we injure ourselves, the body sends blood and nutrients to the affected area. If the injury is minor, such as a small cut, the adjacent tissue is used as a blueprint to form new skin and subdermal tissue.
Microneedling is a procedure that creates microchannels in the skin. The process produces thin shafts that quickly fill up with important nutrients necessary for cell regeneration. During the healing process, the skin and subdermal tissues between the channels serve as a blueprint for tissue regeneration.
Acne scars can be treated by using the specially designed MicroPen. We will first numb the area for your comfort. Then, the device will be adjusted to your needs and passed across the skin. During the consultation, we note the skin thickness and area size of the scarring to develop the best treatment for you. The entire process usually takes just 30-45 minutes to complete.
The Healing Process
Most people see best results after receiving multiple treatments, each spaced at least a month apart. While you will get to enjoy some immediate results, they will continue to improve over the course of the next 4-6 weeks as collagen production peaks. The exact number of treatment sessions you will need will depend on your personal situation and goals.
Microneedling to treat acne or injury scarring is sometimes combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or some other form of nutrient infusion. Clients who do not want to have their blood drawn can instead opt to combine their treatment with a growth factor serum that contains healing agents similar to those found in PRP. The treatment can also be used with hyaluronic acid to noticeably increase hydration. Both PRP and hyaluronic acid will significantly boost collagen production after treatment.
Microneedling will also help reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and crow’s feet. It can even be performed as a cosmetic treatment for uneven skin pigmentation, stretch marks, and deep wrinkles.
Say Goodbye to Acne Scars
Microneedling is a simple procedure that can lead to fantastic results. Learn more about how this cosmetic treatment can help you rid yourself of your unwanted facial discolorations. Aspira Plastic Surgery is pleased to provide microneedling treatments to clients in the Round Rock and Austin areas. Contact our office in Austin today to schedule a consultation.