For some of us, getting rid of our acne is the end of one long journey and the beginning of a second—getting rid of acne scars. I’m not talking about the post-acne red marks that go away with time. I’m talking about the pitted acne scars that make you question whether you’ll ever have confidence in the skin you’re in.
Much like many of you, I suffer with these scars. Since I’ve gotten rid of my acne three years ago, it hasn’t seemed to matter how many facials I’ve had, how much I exfoliate, or how much time has passed, I have not been able to get rid of these pot marks on my face!
Well, thanks to all of the questions I’ve received from you about getting rid of these scars, I was pushed to do my research, and I can now offer an answer to your questions. Microneedling.
MicroNeedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps stimulate collagen, making is good for fine lines, pigmentation, stretch marks, and oh yeah, acne scarring. So how does it work? The aesthetician or dermatologist will use a MicroPen that is equipped with short, fine needles. They will run the MicroPen across your problems areas, creating microscopic channels in the skin that promote new collagen and elastin. Spot-bleeding should occur during your procedure.
It sounds painful, but before the procedure, your face will be prepped with a numbing cream, so you’ll barely feel a thing! The recovery time isn’t too bad either. Right after the procedure, my face was extremely red, but the redness reduced significantly by the next morning. My face basically appeared sunburned.
I was told the results come a few months down the line after my skin has a chance to heal itself. I was also told that in order to see the results I want, I’ll need to have the procedure done three to four times. I already have my second appointment scheduled, but here on day two after my original procedure, I am already starting to see a bit of improvement!
Be aware that this is NOT a procedure you’ll want to book if you are currently experiencing a breakout, as it could spread bacteria.
You can check out my personal video of the procedure on my Instagram!