Acne is a common skin condition that can be difficult to manage and can have a significant impact on an individual’s self-confidence. While there are many treatments available for acne, some individuals may turn to microneedling as a potential solution. In this article, we will explore the use of microneedling for acne, including how it works, its potential benefits, and risks, as well as whether it may be the right treatment for you.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device with tiny needles that puncture the skin, creating micro-channels. This process triggers the body’s natural healing response, leading to the production of new collagen and elastin fibers, which can improve skin texture and firmness. Microneedling can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scars, and stretch marks.
Microneedling at Jack Nathan MedSpa
Jack Nathan MedSpa is pleased to offer the latest, Health Canada-approved, device for microneedling; DermaPen – Dp4™. Dermapen 4 glides over the skin creating millions of fine, vertical fractional channels up to 104% faster than other microneedling pens. The micro-injuries trigger a natural process of repair, increasing the production of collagen and elastin and visibly improving a wide range of skin concerns. DP4 is better than other microneedling devices on the market due to its world-leading vertical needle technology and ultimate infusion of microneedling specific formulations.
The procedure typically begins with the application of numbing cream to the face, which is left on for 30 minutes to ensure maximum comfort during the procedure. A serum is then selected based on the individual’s skin concerns and applied to the skin prior to the microneedling treatment. There is no pain or downtime with this treatment.
Treating Acne with Microneedling
Microneedling is a viable treatment option for individuals dealing with acne, as it can help reduce the production of sebum, a major contributor to the formation of whiteheads, blackheads, and chronic cystic acne. By targeting the sebaceous glands in the skin, microneedling can help prevent the development and worsening of acne.
Microneedling can also help improve the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production and the growth of new skin cells, which can help make scars look lighter or smoother depending on the type of scar.
It is essential to consult with a qualified professional to determine if microneedling is a suitable treatment option for your individual needs and skin type. With proper aftercare and maintenance, microneedling can help individuals achieve smoother, clearer, and more even-toned skin.
How Many Sessions are Recommended?
Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results. Typically, patients will need a series of three to six treatments spaced out over several weeks to several months. The exact number of treatments will depend on the individual’s skin type and specific concerns.
Side Effects of Microneedling
It is important to be aware of the potential side effects that may occur after a microneedling procedure. Following the treatment, it is common to experience redness and swelling in the treated area, which can resemble a mild to moderate sunburn. While these side effects typically subside within 48 hours, bumps, breakouts, and dry skin may also occur but not everyone