08 Oct Remove Acne Scars with Microneedling
Who knew that tiny facial injuries were the secret to banishing acne scars and a whole slew of other skin concerns? Well, we did—and that’s why Refined MD has been offering microneedling as a top treatment for years. Microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin with a medical-grade tool featuring a lot of tiny needles, and encourages the body to create more collagen to “heal” the injured area. It’s an esthetic treatment that’s effective for many conditions, but researchers are especially excited about how it treats acne scars.
The Science of Microneedling
Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have recently been focusing on how microneedling rejuvenates acne-scarred skin while minimizing inflammation. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin issue and 50 million Americans struggle with it each year.
Boston researchers considered all scientific studies related to microneedling for acne scars published in the past ten years. An astounding 33 studies in the past decade showed that microneedling when paired with other treatments led to the greatest patient satisfaction. In every single study, microneedling improved the appearance of acne scars and when the treatment is viewed under a microscope, there is a clear decrease in inflammation markers.
Two of the best treatments to pair with microneedling are platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections. Both work by taking a small vial of blood from the patient, separating out vital factors in a centrifuge, and injecting this powerful cocktail directly into the treatment site. Just like microneedling, PRP and PRF utilize the body’s natural healing powers. The major difference between PRP and PRF is the process used to separate the blood elements, and it’s a great idea to try both to see which results you prefer.
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Microneedling is an excellent complement to any esthetic procedure. According to one of the Boston researchers, “With this systematic way of looking at all the data over the past decade, it is clear that microneedling works and helps reduce the appearance of acne scars.” From treating acne scars to minimizing wrinkles, try it out for yourself today. Contact Refined MD to schedule your microneedling appointment today at (408) 688-2082.