FAQ microneedling for acne scars
Does microneedling work on “ice pick” acne scars?
While every patient may respond differently, microneedling can be effective for improving the appearance of indented “ice pick” acne scars as it rebuilds healthy collagen under these narrow depressions.
Can I do microneedling if I have skin of colour?
Microneedling is safe for most skin tones since it poses little risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation issues that traditional laser resurfacing does. However, it’s still best to consult a skin therapist experienced in treating patients with skin of colour to assess your individual needs and determine optimal settings.
Can I do microneedling at home?
At-home microneedling comes with risks of improper technique, inadequate disinfection, and potential scarring. While very gentle use of an FDA-cleared 0.25mm microneedling roller may provide mild improvement over time, in-office microneedling administered properly by a medical provider is far superior for safety and results.
When will I see results from microneedling?
Some subtle improvement may be apparent after the first session. But the peak results fully develop after completing your entire recommended microneedling course as it takes 4-6 weeks after each session for collagen remodeling to occur. Final results are often not visible until 8-12 weeks after the last microneedling treatment. Results may vary.
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