According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually.” The good news is there are countless treatments available for those suffering from unsightly and bothersome acne. The bad news is even when you find relief from your acne, you may still be burdened with acne scars.
At Enhance® Medical Center, our world-class team, led by Charles S. Lee, MD, wants you to look and feel your best. If you are bothered by acne scars, microneedling may help to reduce their appearance. In this blog, our experts discuss microneedling and how it can improve the appearance of your acne scars.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a series of miniature needles to make tiny wounds in the top layer of your skin. The treatment stimulates collagen production, which is what makes your skin firm and smooth. Because microneedling penetrates the skin at a controlled depth, it is an ideal treatment for acne scars.
At Enhance® Medical Center, we use Vivace microneedling. Vivace microneedling is an FDA-approved treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy. This combination works to increase the amount of collagen production, thus improving the results. Unlike traditional microneedling, the results with Vivace are visible immediately. With traditional microneedling, results can take a month or two to appear.
Vivace microneedling is a highly customizable treatment. The size, depth, and flexibility of the needles are personalized to your unique skin care needs.
Prior to the treatment, your skin is numbed. A handheld device is then placed on the treatment area and radiofrequency energy is activated. This allows heat to reach deep layers of the skin. The handheld device has multiple gold needles, which create tiny wounds in the skin to stimulate the healing process. This results in healthier and smoother skin.
Vivace microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for acne scars. The only way to know if it is right for you and your skin care needs is by scheduling a one-on-one consultation at Enhance® Medical Center. During the consultation, Dr. Lee will examine your skin and discuss your treatment options.
Contact Enhance® Medical Center To Learn More
You don’t have to live with acne scars. At Enhance® Medical Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible scar solutions. Contact Enhance® Medical Center today to schedule a consultation. Please call (310) 271-5954.