One of the most annoying things about acne is once it heals, it often leaves scars behind and makes your complexion look uneven. Luckily, there's microneedling, a treatment that helps acne scars fade faster. Keep scrolling to find out more about microneedling, and why this skin treatment is an investment worth considering.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is the insertion of fine, short needles into your skin to create tiny wounds that will encourage it to produce more collagen and heal the area faster. Collagen can help make your complexion look youthful, smooth, and firm. Unfortunately, your skin can lose collagen due to "injuries" like, you guessed it, acne scars.
If the thought of pricking your pores with needles scares you, don't worry! Microneedling can be professionally done at clinics. In fact, Belo Medical Group has an advanced treatment called Skin Genius. It combines high-intensity RF energy with insulated microneedling, and helps remodel the dermis, also known as the deeper layer of your skin, by stimulating collagen and elastin production to address not just uneven skin texture but also the common signs of skin aging.
Who is it for?
Anyone looking to improve the appearance of their acne scars, regardless of their skin type. Different types of acne scars like ice pick, rolling scars, and boxcar scars can benefit from Skin Genius.
Skin Genius is also for those looking to address fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and fresh, purple-looking stretch marks. And it isn't just for your face, it can also help treat your neck, arms, underarms, knees, and other parts of your body with surgical scars. What makes Skin Genius a “genius” is how it easily measures the RF energy needed for each skin surface to help achieve the right level of tightening. In this way, the perfectly functioning skin cells aren’t affected.
How long does the treatment take?
One Skin Genius session typically lasts for a few minutes. After the session, you'll notice your skin looking tighter and more lifted over time. It’s not a high-maintenance treatment, and you can book another session after six to eight weeks.
Does it hurt?
You might experience only some mild discomfort during the treatment. If your pain tolerance is on the lower end of the spectrum, you'll be happy to know that Skin Genius sessions include a topical anesthesia cream applied before the procedure.
What happens after the treatment?
The Skin Genius treatment at Belo Medical Group allows you to return to your daily activities and wear makeup the next day. While you can expect some swelling and redness after your treatment, it's a typical side effect of microneedling and won't require any extra medications or restrictions.