While you might not be experiencing acne breakouts, you may be dealing with the remnants of them. Unfortunately, acne scarring can be just as annoying as having active breakouts, as the scars can sometimes be as red as a genuine pimple. But there’s nothing to worry about, as there are many skincare treatments that can counteract the scars, some of which can even get rid of them completely. Microneedling, for example, is a non-surgical solution that can help you feel more confident about your skin. If you want to learn more about what microneedling can do for your skin, then you’re in the right place!
What is Microneedling?
Simply put, microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that uses finely tipped needles to puncture tiny holes into your skin. This is done quickly, through the use of a simple device. The creation of those micro-wounds will initiate your body’s healing response, increasing the level of collagen produced. This will, in turn, result in younger, plumper looking skin. A higher production of collagen helps to increase cell renewal, which will then speed up the healing process for acne scarring. This treatment is also great for reducing fine lines and evening out hyperpigmentation.
Does it Hurt?
With the words “needle” and “micro-wounds” involved, many assume that microneedling is a painful procedure. On the contrary, there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to the physical sensations of the treatment. In fact, the feeling is often described as sandpaper brushing across the face. If you’re still nervous about the level of discomfort you may feel, having a numbing cream applied beforehand is always an option. The goal with microneedling is to increase the smoothness and clarity of your skin, not cause you unnecessary pain.
What About Afterwards?
Once your microneedling treatment is complete, you can expect to see results about four weeks after the procedure. As your skin will be very sensitive afterwards, it’s important to apply sunscreen before exposing your skin to the sun to prevent potential sun damage. If you want the best results possible, then you might have to go for a second session once your skin has healed. Depending on your skin and the severity of your acne scarring, you can expect these results to last anywhere from six months to one year.
At Kaloya Skin Care, our skin specialists are able to address a wide range of skin conditions that have you feeling insecure. Located in Surrey, British Columbia, we cater to all kinds of skin care issues, including premature ageing, skin sensitivity, acne and scarring and hyperpigmentation. To combat these problem areas, we offer services such as microneedling, facials and chemical peels, skin tightening, microdermabrasion and more. Call us or visit our website to find out how you can get a free consultation.