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Have Stubborn Acne Scars? Consider Micro-Needling

Posted June 17, 2024 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists


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If you’re looking to eliminate stubborn acne scars, micro-needling might be just what you need. Micro-needling is a safe, non-surgical treatment for all skin tones that can dramatically reduce the appearance of acne scars. This blog discusses the struggles of acne scars, what kind of scars micro-needling can treat, and what other skin issues can be treated with micro-needling.

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Acne Scars 

In your quest to look your best, are you looking for a way to get rid of acne scars and other skin texture issues? 

Dealing with acne can be challenging enough on its own; however, it’s made even worse when acne scars form. After the acne clears up, stubborn scars can potentially form, creating skin texture and tone irregularities. These scars tend to be very visible and hard to cover up with makeup due to the noticeable texture differences they create in the skin. On top of all that, acne scars often take a long time to fade and rarely go away completely on their own. 

Everyone’s skin is unique, so not every acne scar treatment will work for every person. Additionally, some treatments may take longer, depending on the individual and their skin. 

If you’re looking for a solution to your acne scars, you may be a good candidate for micro-needling treatments. Micro-needling is a non-surgical treatment that disrupts the scar tissue and activates collagen and elastin to be produced, replacing the damaged tissue with new, healthy skin. 

What Kind of Scars Can Micro-Needling Treat? 

There are different types of acne scars that result in various texture imperfections on the skin. Some are depressed scars, which create crater-like deformities on the surface of the skin. Others are raised scars, which protrude outward from the skin’s surface. 

Micro-needling can help treat the following acne scars: 

  • Rolling scars
  • Boxcar scars
  • Ice pick scars 

During a micro-needling treatment session, a device with several micro-needles glides over the acne scars. The micro-needles press into the skin, creating superficial micro-injuries that increase collagen and elastic production and improve the skin’s appearance. This process results in smoother, healthier-looking skin. 

What Other Skin Issues Can Micro-Needling Help With? 

Micro-needling is a transformative treatment for eliminating acne scars, but it can also treat other skin texture issues as well. Fine lines and wrinkles can be treated with micro-needling to rejuvenate the skin and give patients a more youthful look. Micro-needling can also be used as a preventative treatment for wrinkles to stop them from forming. 

How Many Micro-Needling Treatment Sessions Will I Need? 

The number of treatment sessions you’ll need will depend on your skin type and your goals. Sometimes, one treatment a year is sufficient for patients, while others have multiple sessions every year to maintain their smooth, rejuvenated skin results. During a micro-needling consultation with Plastic Surgery Specialists, a treatment plan will be made based on your skin texture and desired results, and it will detail how many sessions are needed to achieve the look you want. 

Want to Know More About Micro-Needling in Birmingham, AL? 

If you’re ready to say goodbye to stubborn acne scars, contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of Birmingham, Alabama, to learn if you’re a good candidate for micro-needling treatment.  To learn more about your micro-needling options or to schedule a consultation with us, call (205) 298-8660 or complete our online contact form.