Is microneedling effective at reducing scars?

Is microneedling effective to reduce scarring

 

Wondering whether microneedling is the right treatment for you? Read our top tips to find out more.

Dealing with scarring or other skin texture issues can be a discouraging experience. You don’t have to battle with it forever, though – luckily, there are different treatment options that can make a real difference to the texture of your skin.

Microneedling is a popular treatment for scarring, but if you’ve never had it done, you might be wondering whether it’s really worth it. Research is important before deciding on any skin treatment, so to make it easier, we’re breaking down how microneedling works and why it’s effective for reducing acne scarring.

How microneedling reduces scarring

Scarring is the body’s natural response to a skin injury, whether that’s due to acne or another form of inflammation. Scars appear when the body attempts to form new collagen fibres to heal the affected area, but produces either too much or too little. This creates differences in texture from the surrounding skin.

Where microneedling can help is by purposefully stimulating collagen production so that skin grows back firmer, stronger, and smoother than it looked before. It works by using a device with fine needles of varying lengths to penetrate the skin and trigger your body’s natural healing process. 

At Skinsmiths, we combine our microneedling treatments with electroporation to allow a skin-boosting serum to be delivered deeper into the dermis than needling alone, allowing for more effective results.

Over time, with repeated treatments, this forms new collagen fibres, giving you smoother skin in the process. For this reason, microneedling is a popular treatment that can be very effective at reducing scarring.

If you’re interested in microneedling, or would like more information on how to best look after your skin, we’re here to help. Our friendly team of skin experts are highly trained and knowledgeable and can guide you on your journey to happy, healthy skin – simply book in your free consultation at your preferred clinic.