Reduce the appearance of acne scars

Acne scars can be a source of frustration for a lot of people. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available to help heal and reduce the appearance of acne scars.

At Amena Wellness, we offer all-natural skin needling treatments that can help your skin to not only look smoother and younger but also feel firmer and healthier too.

In this article, we will explore the ways in which micro-needling can help heal and reduce the appearance of acne scars, as well as explore the potential risks of other procedures like dermal fillers.

What is Skin Needling?

Skin needling is a completely natural, non-invasive procedure in which tiny needles are used to gently prick the skin.

This causes the skin to respond as though it is injured, producing fresh collagen and elastin. By stimulating the skin’s natural healing processes, skin needling, otherwise known as micro-needling, helps to increase your skin’s elasticity without the need for invasive injections or potentially dangerous chemicals.

The Benefits of Skin Needling For Treating Acne Scars

Acne scars are a result of a lack of collagen in the affected areas, causing telltale dips and depressions in your skin. The production of fresh collagen, induced through micro-needling, causes those areas of your skin to smooth out, feel plumper and more youthful.

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Not only that, but skin needling can provide the same benefits to any area of the body or face. Making your skin generally appear smoother and reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Micro-needling is also a fantastic way to prep your skin for other topical procedures.

This is in powerful contrast to dermal fillers, which function through the injection of gels, usually hyaluronic acid, under the skin. While fillers might have an immediate and short lived impact, they don’t encourage your skin’s natural health and healing processes. Fillers can also result in an unnatural appearance or worst yet leave skin looking stretched or distorted when the procedure is discontinued.

Skin needling also has the added benefit of, due to being a less invasive procedure and being entirely natural, is a much more affordable treatment than many other alternatives.



Are There Any Side Effects of Micro-Needling For Acne Scars?

Treated areas usually recover very quickly from skin needling treatments. However, there can occasionally be some mild side effects. This can include a degree of swelling during the healing phase and a mild potential flare in acne.

However, you can lessen potential side effects by takings some precautions.

Avoid DIY Skin Needling Products

When done right, the benefits of skin needling are abundant. However, attempting to DIY micro-needling treatments, by using consumer products, can cause more harm than good when treating acne-affected skin. We always suggest seeing a professional who can administer a skin-needling treatment properly.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated Before and After a Treatment

Hydrated skin responds better to micro-needling treatments and reduces the risk of side effects.

Drink plenty of water before and after your treatment. You’ll also want to avoid exfoliating your skin or using any alcohol-based products after your treatment. As a final tip, avoid excessive sun exposure and limit strenuous physical activity.

Reactions to Watch Out For

Micro-needling will trigger your body’s natural healing process to help heal your acne scars. It is normal to experience some reactions but these usually calm down after 24-48 hours.

It’s normal to experience some of these symptoms after a treatment:

  • Swelling
  • Skin Irritation
  • Redness
  • Dryness

If you have attempted a DIY micro-needling treatment, you may also experience bruising, changes to the pigment of your skin, allergic reactions, infection or bleeding. Acne-affected skin is more sensitive than normal skin and will benefit from professional treatment to avoid making things worse.

At Amena Wellness, we are professionals who can take care of your healing process and lower the appearance of acne scars but without you risking such side effects. Give us a call today if you’re interested to find out more about our micro-needling services for treating acne scars.

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Amena Clark