Acne scars and fine lines are common skin concerns that affect a large percentage of patients who come into our medspa for skin rejuvenation treatments. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can help to resolve both.
At Maryland Plastic Surgery and PURE MedSpa, we can perform microneedling treatments on patients with many different skin types and colors. If you are looking for a way to restore your skin texture and treat your acne scars or fine lines, we can set up a consultation to see if microneedling is right for you.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that involves puncturing the skin using a device that is equipped with tiny sterile needles. When these needles enter the skin at a precise depth, they create microchannels in the skin. By creating these tiny perforations, microneedling can help prompt a healing response in the body which can lead to the growth of new skin cells as well as new collagen fibers in the dermal layer of the skin.
Over the course of several treatments, professional microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth areas that have been affected by acne scarring, and create a more even tone and texture across the entire treatment area.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling for Acne Scars?
Can Help Restore Additional Collagen in the Depressed Areas
Acne scars can form when a large amount of tissue is damaged but your body doesn’t produce enough collagen and elastin to replace all of the damaged tissue. As a result, you can get little depressions in the skin that can often be resistant to other types of treatments. By stimulating collagenesis, microneedling procedures can prompt your body to create more collagen in the area, filling in these depressions.
Can Restore Skin Tone and Texture
Skin that is affected by acne can have a rough texture and hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can help to address both. With the growth of new skin cells, the skin that is scarred or pigmented can be replaced with soft skin that is more evenly toned.
Can Enhance Product Absorption
Microneedling treatments can help to temporarily enhance the absorption of products that can further improve the appearance of scars. Often, microneedling can be combined with serums or other products that can provide hydration and nutrients for the skin to help it heal.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling for Fine Lines?
Promotes a Thicker Skin Texture
Fine lines and wrinkles can often appear on skin that has become thin or crepey as a result of the normal aging process. One of the microneedling benefits is that it helps the skin to create more collagen and healthy skin cells. The skin can become thicker, firmer, and tighter, leading to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Renew’s the Skin’s Support Structure
Underneath the surface of the skin in the dermal layer, collagen and elastin fibers provide structural support for the upper layer of skin. However, as you age, the production of collagen decreases by 1% each year. This is one of the main causes of fine lines and wrinkles. By restoring this support system through the stimulation of collagen production, the surface of the skin can become smooth again.
Heals Sun-Damaged Skin
Skin that has been exposed to too many UV rays is much more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Sun-damaged skin can also have sun spots or hyperpigmentation and a rough texture. Microneedling services can address many of the various concerns that come from sun exposure and can revitalize your complexion.
Preparing for Your Microneedling Procedure
Preparing For Your Treatment
Before your treatment, you should talk to your doctor about stopping certain medications and skin care products that may increase bruising or bleeding from the treatment. You should also plan to avoid sun exposure or tanning before your treatment and to stay properly hydrated.
What to Expect From Your Treatment
When you arrive for your microneedling appointment, a numbing cream may be applied to your face to reduce sensation when the needles are puncturing your skin. However, even without numbing cream, the treatment can be very tolerable. Once the numbing cream has time to take effect, the microneedling device will be used to treat one small section of skin at a time. The whole face will be treated with special attention given to areas of concern. After your treatment serums may be applied as well as a sunscreen to protect your skin.
Recovering From Your Treatment
After your appointment, your skin may be sensitive. You will want to keep your skin clean but avoid any harsh products including retinoids, exfoliators, or acne treatments. Avoid touching, itching, or picking at your skin and continue to stay away from sun exposure. If your doctor has given you any other post-treatment instructions, be sure to follow them carefully so that you can get the best microneedling results.
It may take several weeks for your body to begin creating new skin and fibers in the treatment area. More severe cases of acne and fine lines may take several treatments before full results are achieved. You can talk to us to find out how many treatments may be recommended for your situation.
Treat Fine Lines and Acne Scars With Microneedling Services
Many patients struggle with fine lines, acne scars, or both. If you want to improve the health and texture of your skin and enjoy a complexion that looks more clear, radiant, and youthful, you can consider our microneedling treatments at Maryland Plastic Surgery and PURE MedSpa. For microneedling services in Millersville, MD, call us today or fill out an online form.