Micro needling for acne scars?
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Microneedling for Acne Scars
Micro-needling is a good option for acne scars
Micro-needling is a good option for certain types of acne scars. You generally need 4-6 treatments spaced a month apart. Some acne scars are deeper and may require laser or Bellafill. I always recommend that a patient start with micro-needling and get the texture as smooth as possible before the laser or filler.
Micro-needling is a skin resurfacing procedure which
utilizes tiny needles to create microscopic injuries in the skin, allowing for
new collagen formation as well as creating channels for topical solutions to
penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively. Micro-needling
smoothes and refines your complexion without needing to spend a lot of time
recovering. It has been proven safe and effective and generally takes just a
half hour or less, depending on the areas treated. This procedure can be used on other areas of
the body besides the face as well.
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Microneedling for acne scars
Superficial scars will usually respond to microneedling.
If you have depressed scars they need to be lifted. Usually subscision or a filler is utilized.
Some people get better results by adding PRP to microneedling.
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Like fractional laser, you will need 3-5 treatments for best results. I suggest monthly treatments for 5 months. Unlike laser, needling does not denature collagen by heat, and hence the results are not as good, however if cost is an issue, this treatment is better than creams and LED treatments.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and cosmetic dermatologist
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