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Will Microneedling Help With Acne?

Updated: April 19, 2023

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Microneedling is a medical procedure that uses fine needles to create micro channels in the skin to help stimulate collagen production. The process can be applied on various parts of the body, but it is most commonly used for treating acne scars and wrinkles. While microneedling is a popular treatment for helping treat acne scarring, it is not one of the primary treatment methods recommended for improving skin redness or relieving other symptoms associated with acne.

Read On: Want to learn more about microneedling and whether it is the right treatment option for you? Check out our Comprehensive Guide to Microneedling to learn more!

Can You Get Microneedling If You Have Active Acne?

If you have active breakouts during the time of your microneedling treatment, it may be best to hold off until they’ve cleared up before undergoing microneedling treatments for acne scarring. Microneedling will remove a very thin layer of skin and can cause scabs which could prolong healing time if done after a breakout.

As always, talk to your dermatologist or skin care professional about whether microneedling is right for you. You should also discuss any medications that you take regularly because some will interfere with how well micro-needles penetrate into the skin (the needles are designed to go 0.25–0.75 mm below the surface). Be sure to also avoid sun exposure before and after your treatment.


Microneedling For Acne Scars

If you’re considering microneedling for acne scars, be aware that the results will vary from person to person. Most people see an improvement in their skin’s appearance, but some may require multiple treatments for optimal results. Like all medical procedures, there is always a risk of side effects, so make sure you understand what to expect before moving forward.

Acne Treatment Alternatives

If you are suffering from acne breakouts, you’re not alone. Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people each year. While microneedling may not be the best treatment option to help with acne, fortunately there are many different acne treatments available, both prescription and over-the-counter.

So what’s the best way to treat your acne? This depends on your individual circumstances, but here are some of the most common acne treatments:

1) Antibiotics or topical Retinoids
2) Over-the-counter skincare products like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid
3) Laser therapy
4) Chemical peels
5) HydraFacials
6) Accutane (a prescription medication)

To determine which acne treatment options are best for you, its best to consult with a licensed skin care professional.

Acne Treatments in Atlanta, GA

If you’re interested in having an acne treatment done for yourself but have questions about the process or cost – give us a call today! ELLEMES Medical Spa is happy to answer any of your questions and help make booking an appointment with one of our specialists easy. Our team has years of experience providing top quality skin treatments like microneedling, so we’ll be able to recommend what’s best for you depending on your needs. We can’t wait to hear from you soon!

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Staff Spotlight

Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa