It is estimated that at any given time, there are 50 million Americans battling acne. Of these, more than half will experience permanent scarring that ranges from mild to severe. Acne scars can have a tremendous impact on your self-confidence, and they can even lead to clinical depression. If you are interested in learning more about the best ways to reduce the appearance of your acne scars, there’s a good chance you are a candidate for advanced microneedling therapy.
Traditional microneedling utilizes a machine with several needles that vibrate to puncture the top layers of the skin. The treatments last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, and they can help with a variety of issues like fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, acne, rosacea, and even age spots. Following the puncture treatment, topical solutions are applied to the skin for absorption. Though practitioners have used microneedling for several years with a great deal of success, today’s advanced microneedling tools and procedures are far better.
Vintage Lashes, for example, is the only provider in southwestern Florida that utilizes a patented advanced microneedling machine. Book an appointment online. It uses an up-and-down action rather than simple vibration, and because the needles are razor sharp threaded point with a U shape cap, the serum acts as a lubricant as it punctures the skin so there is minimal discomfort if any at all. The specially designed needles on the advanced microneedling machine have different sizes, the U shape cap at the top of the needle allows the serum to go deeper into the skin making the skin plumper, plus the machine allows user to adjust the depth to deliver platelet rich plasma more precision throughout the course of each treatment.
While traditional microneedling has been shown effective, the use of advanced microneedling techniques, complete with PRP, provides better, faster, and more noticeable results. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, and this plasma is obtained from individual patients own blood for use in their treatments. After drawing a small amount of blood, your practitioner will put it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells, then reinject that plasma during your microneedling treatment. Science has shown that the addition of platelet rich plasma enhances the body’s own natural healing process, resulting in an abundance of collagen.
Though it may seem counterintuitive to treat scarred skin with needles in an effort to reduce the appearance of scars, the science behind it is solid, and almost all patients experience significant reduction in scars and wrinkles following their treatments. The idea is that as the needles penetrate through the layers of your skin, they cause a very mild (but still very real) injury. This triggers your body’s immune system to come to the rescue and “rebuild” the area with newer, brighter skin along with more collagen. With just one or two treatments, the extra collagen production plumps the skin and makes scars, wrinkles, and other sunken areas appear more normal.
Unlike certain other scar-reducing therapies, advanced microneedling is great for just about anyone. Lasers have long been used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, but for people with darker skin, the risk of hyperpigmentation can be quite high. Fortunately, these risks are nonexistent with advanced microneedling, and in fact, many patients undergo these treatments to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Today’s high-tech advanced microneedling with platelet rich plasma therapy is one of the best, fastest, and most effective ways to reduce the appearance of acne scars, and the best part is that almost anyone is the perfect candidate. Schedule your consultation today so you can treat your scarring, boost your self-esteem, and put your best face forward every day.