Microneedling for Acne Scar Treatment
Acne scars are some of the most annoying, unwanted facial blemishes imaginable. Acne, itself, is bad enough – but just try to imagine. You’re dealing with red, inflamed, cystic acne throughout your teenage years, and no matter what you do it simply won’t go away. No matter what creams or ointments, toners and cleansers, nothing seems to work. As the years go by, and your confidence continues to wane, you enter your early 20’s and miraculously, your acne begins to finally disappear on its own. And just as you are getting ecstatic about the prospects of your newly clear skin, come the acne scars – sometimes, you just can’t catch a break. According to the skincare experts at Aesthetic Solutions NY, the top medical spa Forest Hills has to offer, acne scars generally come about when acne heals, in two different ways. The first being when acne is extremely severe, cystic, overly inflamed acne that, and the second is when the acne is left untreated and is allowed to heal on its own. This makes acne scars a fact of skincare, and something the vast majority of us are forced to deal with once we enter our early adulthood and are cured of our acne issues in adolescence. And being such a common issue, the team at Aesthetic Solutions, the top medical spa Forest Hills has in practice, offers some of the newest and most innovative methods of acne scar treatment. From the revolutionary Plasma Pen, to the reliable practice of microneedling – a procedure which has proved to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the appearance of acne scars around. To help you better understand how microneedling works as an acne scar treatment, here are some important things to know.
Types of Acne Scars
Not all acne scars are the same, and the way that they come about leads to some key differences that can help you to better treat these blemishes. because scars develop when acne is left to heal on its own, the body will send a flood of collagen to work in conjunction with the fibroblast cells and create new, fresh skin cells. When too little collagen is sent, acne scars appear as depressed areas, however if too much collagen is sent, they appear as larger, raised lesions. Here are some of the most common forms of acne scars.
· Boxcar Acne Scars – These are a very common variety of acne scars, appearing on the cheeks and the temples just above the eyebrows. They appear as angular scars, with noticeably sharp edges.
· Rolling Acne Scars – Extremely shallow and wide scars, that appear similar to weaves. These are caused by the most deep-rooted, severe, cystic acne and appear well beneath the skin’s surface.
· Ice Pick Acne Scars – These scars look like deep puncture wounds, that extend from the skin’s inner layers onto the skin’s surface. Looks like a series of deep holes.
· HypertropicAcne Scars – These are the raised variety of acne scars, much less common and are the result of severe acne issues healing on their own, and an influx of collagen delivery to the skin during the acne healing process.
What is Microneedling and How Does is Help?
As the top medical spa Forest Hills has in practice, Aesthetic Solutions specializes in microneedling, one of the best and most effective skincare treatments around today. The procedure works by using a pen-like device to create a series of micro-puncture cuts along the area that needs to be treated, in this case above the acne scar. This is known as a controlled skin trauma or injury. These cuts will stimulate the body’s naturally occurring healing mechanisms and trigger cellular turnover. Just as our body would heal a paper cut on our finger, this process works the same. These cuts on the face begin to heal, and the body creates new capillaries to improve circulation in the area, sending blood, oxygen, and vital skin regeneration proteins like collagen to the area. The skin is healed, and the acne scars are replaced by new, fresh skin cells. Because acne scars appear below the skin’s surface, they will still usually be visible, this is why the procedure is generally repeated a few times – but within one session, you should notice a drastic difference and the scar will be relatively faded. For more information on Acne Scar Treatment or microneedling, be sure to contact Aesthetic Solutions NY today.