Can microneedling help my acne scars?
I had a very rough puberty filled with lots of acne. Unfortunately this acne caused me to have a bunch of acne scars on my face. Currently I use makeup to try and cover the scars but it would be great if there was some sort of treatment that could smooth out my skin. What kind of effect will microneedling have on my acne scars?
I had terrible acne scarring on my face and it left me feeling very self-conscious. I really wanted to find a way to get rid of the scars, or at least lessen their appearance. I tried at home microneedling treatments with a dermaroller and found that it really helped reduce the appearance of my acne scars. I used the treatment for about two months, but then went in to the doctor's office for a professional treatment, as I wanted to have the scars removed completely. The deeper microneedles that were administered in the office upped my collagen production and helped reduce the visibility of my scars. After the in office treatment you will be quite red so don't be alarmed. Within two sessions I could already tell that my skin was getting better. I didn't need to use as much makeup to cover up the scars after just a few sessions. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to see results. I am also considering trying a chemical peel because it is supposed to yield great results for reducing acne scars as well.
I had terrible teenage years filled with memories of having bad skin and disasters that looking so freaky caused. Those experiences literally left scars. They were all over my face, chest, and back all throughout my early adult years. I looked like a witch! Whoever created the microneedle machine was a hero. Of course, at first, I was afraid of microneedling because I thought it would rip my face off my skull if I didn't do it properly. But many years of failed attempts at different acne scar treatments and all the positive things people say about microneedling made me dare to take the risk. Microneedling is actually simple and not as gruesome as I imagined. I just rolled it over my face and applied the serum afterward. I made it my nightly routine, and after 4 months, my acne scars were less visible. I recently switched to applying All Purpose Hydroquinone Cream, which is said to be the most effective and fastest acne scar treatment there is. My acne scars faded faster after I started using the cream. I have been applying it for only 2 weeks daily, but I can now go outside completely without makeup and not look like a witch. I no longer use my microneedle machine and serum and have replaced it with the APH cream. I think I can fully remove my scars with this.
If you have lots of acne scars as you say, microneedling will offer you impressive results within a few sessions. A friend of mine used to have more scars than you have and today you can barely notice them after about four sessions with a professional.
When she first started with the treatment, she was worried that she will end up worse than she was. After two weeks, her skin had already started changing and she no longer needed to use a concealer. After the second session, which happened after a month, most of the scars were already disappearing and she started feeling confident with her skin. She did away with all the makeup kits she had. After the third session, her skin was already in its tip top shape and she felt like she was wearing a new skin.
I recommend trying it for acne scars, I have a feeling you will be happy with the results.
The condition that best responds to microneedling is acne scarring. It is truly amazing how effective it is compared to other treatments. Unlike lasers or chemical peels that remove the top layer of the skin, microneedling stimulates collagen to cause the skin become thicker after each treatment - the only therapy that does this.