Microneedling for Acne: What to Expect

If you’re looking for a way to get clearer skin, microneedling is definitely worth considering. But it’s not an all-encompassing treatment for acne, so it’s important to understand what it can do for you. 

At Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Nikunj Patel, MD, FACC, is available to talk to you about your skin goals and personalize a treatment for you. That may include microneedling, an innovative way to get more even skin. 

If you’re curious about this treatment and what you can expect, you’ve come to the right place. 

First, what happens during microneedling?

During microneedling, Dr. Patel moves a specialized device over your skin. This device uses many extremely small needles to create tiny punctures on your skin’s surface.

Your body registers this as an injury, so it gets to work on creating new, healthy skin in the area. This natural healing response can even out your facial appearance.

If the process sounds uncomfortable to you, don’t worry. Microneedling is designed with your comfort in mind. Dr. Patel applies a topical anesthetic before treatment so you can relax comfortably during the procedure. 

The length of your appointment depends on the size of the area you want to treat. Smaller areas generally take just a few minutes, while full-face microneedling could take around an hour. Dr. Patel lets you know what to expect before getting started. 

You might notice some redness after your appointment, but that will fade within a few days.

Can microneedling improve acne?

As a way to encourage the formation of new, unblemished skin, microneedling might seem like an ideal way to treat acne. However, Dr. Patel and other skin health experts usually don’t recommend microneedling for active breakouts. Instead, Dr. Patel can help you find other, more effective treatments to address your current blemishes. 

There is a way microneedling can help you achieve your skin goals, though: It’s extremely effective at fading acne scars. With the microneedling device, Dr. Patel can break up scar tissue while encouraging your body to develop new, healthy, unscarred skin.   

One microneedling treatment might be sufficient to clear your acne scars, but many people choose multiple treatments to get even better results. Talk with Dr. Patel about your skin goals so he can customize a treatment program for you. 

To get clearer, more even skin, be sure to contact our team at Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center. Call our office or request your appointment online today.

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