Acne is a common problem experienced by patients, and the after effects include acne scars. Acne scars can be left by active acne and they can result in poorly textured skin and even large divots on the face. They can be troublesome for both men and women who want to erase the signs of acne. However, most are unsure of how to address this scarring and improve the texture of their skin in a safe and effective manner. While some patients with deep acne scars known as “ice picks” may be suited for dermal filler injectables, microneedling for acne scars may be a better alternative.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a special procedure that can be performed by a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Matthew Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology of Knoxville, TN. He describes this procedure as a special treatment used to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The treatment uses a special device to make tiny pricks into the skin’s surface that causes the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, which can help in healing. Collagen and elastin are the elements of soft, smooth, healthy skin. These elements commonly begin to deteriorate over the years and result in aging skin. Dr. Matthew Doppelt and his team encourage patients with skin concerns to consider the advantages of microneedling for acne scars.
How Does The Treatment, Microneedling for Acne Scars, Work?
The treatment is done quickly in our practice, approximately 20 minutes. Patients rest in the treatment chair as the procedure is done within thirty minutes. Patients leave the practice with aftercare instructions. Downtime is often just a day or two as the skin heals, which is far less than more aggressive treatments such as laser skin rejuvenation, which may leave patients with approximately one week of social downtime for healing. Patients will notice over time that the skin begins to rejuvenate and heal and the acne scarring on the skin is much less noticeable than it was before.
Are you interested in learning more? Contact Dr. Matthew Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule an appointment and discuss the possibilities of undergoing microneedling procedures for reducing the appearance of acne scars.