How Microneedling Can Lessen the Appearance of Acne Scars

Microneedling Can Lessen the Appearance of Acne Scars

Acne can be your worst nightmare. The truth is that acne is very common, occurring in up to 80% of young people and 5% of adults. During bad breakouts, inflammation can occur, causing a change in your skin texture and sometimes leaving acne scars. Although these scars aren’t harmful to your health, many people wish to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive way to naturally improve the appearance of acne scars while rejuvenating your skin. At Dontage, located in Falls Church, Virginia, we provide an advanced microneedling treatment that’s a safe way to dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin.

What microneedling can do

Collagen is a natural protein found in your body that plays a major role in skin elasticity. It’s a buzzword you may have heard beauty experts use often, and for good reason — it keeps your skin looking plump, smooth, and youthful.

Waseem Garbia, PA-C uses Vivace™, a cutting-edge treatment that pairs microneedling and radiofrequency energy to boost the collagen in your skin. Combining tiny needles with heat, Vivace turbocharges your skin’s natural healing, drawing more collagen to the area to reveal tighter, more toned, smoother skin. This method provides a noticeable reduction in:

  • Acne scars
  • Pore size
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Sunspots

One of the best parts of a microneedling treatment is that there’s no downtime. While you might have some redness and sensitivity, you can safely resume work or your everyday activities immediately after your treatment.

Diminish acne scars

If you’ve looked into other ways to get rid of acne scars, you may have read about surgical methods or even tried some at-home treatments. Aloe vera and coconut butter are commonly used to treat acne scars, but the results aren’t very noticeable and the science behind this is unproven.

Punch excision is a surgery doctors use to improve acne scars. However, this involves cutting out your acne scars and stitching them up. Surgery can pose health risks, involve downtime, and leave you with an expensive medical bill.

Microneedling is a safe way to effectively improve the look of your acne scars, especially depressed scars that leave your skin with a pitted look. The American Academy of Dermatology states that depressed acne scars respond best to microneedling.

Don’t microneedle at home

It may be tempting to purchase an at-home microneedling device to save some money, but you could end up harming your skin rather than helping it: You risk tearing your skin, making acne scars worse, and even causing a herpes flare-up.

The aesthetics experts at Dontage are professionally trained, follow sanitation guidelines, and combine microneedling with radiofrequency heat to give you impressive results. We address specific skin care concerns so you get the best treatment for your unique skin.

Love the way you look

Acne scars and other skin concerns can make you feel self-conscious. Microneedling addresses multiple skin problems to give you the skin you’ve always wanted. Are you ready to say goodbye to your acne scars and get flawless, younger-looking skin? Contact Dontage to add microneedling to your beauty regimen today.