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Does Microneedling Really Help For Post Acne Scars?

Sometimes Acne is not as much frustrating as the scars it left. It becomes tortuous to deal with post acne scars. Acne scars can develop from cystic acne or from picking at your skin and can last for several months or even years.

Uh -You are also having the same problem?

If so you must go for Microneedling. 

Are you curious about the procedure? Keep reading to learn more about the Microneedling and how to discuss the effectiveness with the dermatologist.  

Mechanism of action of microneedling

Microneedling uses fine needles to prick your skin. During the skin-pricking process, your skin produces more collagen in an effort to heal the small wounds from the needles. New collagen that’s formed will help smooth out your skin’s appearance, helping to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling works best for depressed — not raised — acne scars. This has to do with the collagen-inducing effects. If you have raised acne scars, you already have excess collagen in the area

Unlike other minimally invasive skin corrective treatments, such as laser therapy, microneedling is considered safe for darker skin tones. This is because it doesn’t damage or remove the outer layer of skin. Microneedling is also considered safe for thin and sensitive skin as well.

Unlike more invasive skin therapies, microneedling is considered less time taking. Many people choose to go back to work the day after their treatment, depending on their side effects. You can apply a lightweight powder if you want to camouflage any bruises or redness.

Possible side effects

Initially, minor side effects are to be expected from this procedure. These include

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • inflammation

However, these should clear up within a few days.

Things to avoid after microneedling for acne scars

  • Sun Exposure
  • Cooking
  • Heat Exposure

For at least 3-4 days

Not recommended if you are having

  • acne
  • pregnancy
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea

Don’t try Microneedling at home as it is a dermatological procedure and should be dealt with by a certified dermatologist. Visit your dermatologist if you are having post acne scars and you want to get rid of them

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Dr.Sayyam Azam is Certified Dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology(Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine(U.S).During her specialized training ,she is involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedure such as botox,fillers ,chemical peels.As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state of art Aesthetic Centre ( The Face Clinic ) in Multan ,Pakistan


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