Is Microneedling Good for Acne Scarring?

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Woman with acne scars on her cheekAcne scars can last for months or even years. These stubborn marks are tough to treat even with a good skin care regimen. Fortunately, microneedling is a fantastic way to fade acne scars.

Microneedling improves the texture of your skin by encouraging your body to make more collagen. That new collagen will get to work smoothing your indented acne scars from within.

A series of microneedling treatments using the popular SkinPen® device can make acne scarring a lot less noticeable. But don’t take our word for it. SkinPen® is clinically proven to improve the appearance of acne scars in patients ages 22 and older. Even better, it’s safe for skin of color.

Boost Your Treatment with PRP

Microneedling is an effective microneedling treatment in its own right. However, it might offer even better results when paired with a skin rejuvenation service called platelet-rich plasma or PRP. 

PRP is essentially a healing substance found in your blood. It’s brimming with growth factors and beneficial proteins that may improve the overall tone and texture of your skin. It can be applied topically during a SkinPen treatment to support a smooth and glowing complexion. PRP is also applied after the treatment because it’s thought to minimize downtime.

Can Microneedling Be Done on Active Acne?

In most cases, microneedling shouldn’t be done on active acne. It can irritate existing blemishes and make breakouts more inflamed. It may also spread acne bacteria to other parts of the face.

It’s best to get your acne cleared up before scheduling acne scarring microneedling treatments. Professional skin care products can make a world of difference. You may also benefit from oral medications such as isotretinoin that are generally prescribed for more severe cases of acne.

Get Personalized Treatment Recommendations Today

Dr. Shaun Patel offers a variety of effective solutions for frustrating acne scars. Schedule a consultation at 786-618-5039 to get matched with the perfect treatment plan for your skin. Miami Skin and Vein serves Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.