Can Microneedling Help My Acne Scars Disappear?

Acne is the most prevalent skin condition in the United States, impacting around 50 million Americans each year. Sometimes, even after acne heals, it leaves behind scars that can linger for years. 

Thankfully, we have more solutions than ever to reduce or even eliminate acne scarring, including microneedling. Read on to learn more about how microneedling may help your acne scars disappear. 

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling involves inserting tiny needles into the skin’s surface. This process creates very small, controlled injuries in the skin, stimulating its natural healing process. In response to microneedling, the skin ramps up collagen and elastin production, leading to smoother, more even skin. The microneedling process also restores healthy blood flow to the skin, facilitating the production of new, healthy skin cells. 

Microneedling can be used to address many common skin concerns, including: 

  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks 

Alone, microneedling can provide a small improvement in acne scarring. At Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness, we use the Bellus Pen Microneedling PRP system for more noticeable results. It pairs microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate the skin’s healing process and dramatically improve acne scarring. 

Bellus PRP Microneedling for Acne Scarring

The Bellus skin pen uses disposable cartridges with 20 microneedles. It’s gently applied to the skin to create small micropunctures. Before the pen is used on the skin, your aesthetician will apply Bellus Skinfuse Lift HG Gel, which lightens and plumps the skin. 

PRP is rich in growth factors that enhance the results of microneedling. For this step in the treatment, your aesthetician will extract a small amount of your blood and place it in a machine that concentrates the platelets. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the skin to support skin cell healing and regeneration. 

Schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness to learn more about how Bellus PRP microneedling can diminish the appearance of acne scarring.