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  • Writer's pictureDr. Emma Lee ND

Microneedling for Acne Scars

Acne scars, especially the longstanding ones, are so tough to deal with! SkinPen is a

professional microneedling treatment that has been clinically proven to dramatically fade acne scars.


Scars happen when your skin tries to repair itself after inflammation has occurred, but the

repair process is not uniform. Sometimes too much tissue is laid down and sometimes too little, leading to the uneven texture. The SkinPen treatment creates hundreds to thousands of micro skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural healing and remodeling process, increases collagen and elastin, and overall improves skin quality, texture, and radiance.


What can you expect from Microneedling?


It is a relatively comfortable procedure.

A topical anesthetic is applied to cleansed skin to minimize discomfort. The procedure takes around 30 minutes and you are lying down the entire time.


Downtime is minimal.

Your skin may look flushed right after a session. This is normal and usually subsides within 24 to 72 hours. You can use makeup to cover any redness after 24 hours.


Improvement occurs after just one session, but 3+ sessions are recommended for best results. Most patients notice an improvement in their skin within the first month after their first treatment. Clinical studies show that at least 3 sessions are required for fading acne scars.


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