The bumps and pimples of your teenage years may be behind you, but breaking up with acne is hard to do! Years, even decades, after the active breakouts are gone, you may find yourself left with an unfriendly reminder of your time together in the form of acne scars.
Acne scars can detract from your complexion and overall appearance, making you feel self-conscious about how you look. Did we mention that like the unsightly lesions that caused them, acne scars are stubborn and don’t usually respond to at-home treatments?
At SculptMD in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, we have good news for patients hoping to minimize the appearance of unsightly acne scars: non-surgical and pain-free microneedling. Led by Dr. Manolis Manolakakis, our experienced medical spa team uses this innovative treatment to improve your complexion — no downtime required!
Here’s what you need to know:
Microneedling is a treatment that uses tiny needles to micro-puncture your skin. These tiny micro-wounds trigger your body’s healing processes, causing new skin cells to grow.
This treatment can be used on all skin types, and it’s a safe and effective way to treat scars and other skin issues, like wrinkles, sun spots, large pores, and more. Most patients at SculptMD report that their treatments are pain-free while delivering dramatic results.
It’s important to understand that microneedling isn’t a one-time treatment, however. Multiple treatments are usually needed to give you optimal results. Most patients get 4-6 treatments, but everyone’s needs are different. Our experts evaluate your skin to recommend the correct number of treatments for you.
How microneedling helps acne scars
Microneedling reduces the appearance of acne scars by triggering your body’s natural collagen production. Below the surface of your skin, in the middle layer, collagen and other cells, like elastin, produce specialized tissues needed for new skin cells to form.
The tiny wounds caused by the micro-needles boost your collagen production, causing new skin to fill in the depressions caused by acne scars. And unlike other acne-scar treatments, which are recommended for all skin colors, everyone can use microneedling.
Boosting your microneedling results
At SculptMD, many of our patients with acne scars find they get the best results when they combine the power of microneedling with the deep exfoliating power of chemical peels. The chemical peel removes damaged skin cells while microneedling encourages new skin to grow, giving you results you’ll love.