Microneedling for Acne Scars


Microneedling is a great option for those wanting laser skin resurfacing but looking for an option with little to no down time. Microneedling removes the top layer of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin growth, while smoothing the skin, shrinking pores, evening hyperpigmentation, smoothing fine lines,  wrinkles and more. Best results are seen with three to five treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart. Derma Health offers add-on serums to promote optimal healing and even promote lightening of areas affected by melasma. Microneedling is also a great skin maintenance procedure and can be done once per year after the initial series.


What does microneedling treat?

  • Fine lines
  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Active acne
  • Stretch marks
  • Discoloration and pigment issues
  • Skin texture issues
  • Collagen stimulation
  • Dull skin

How does microneedling work?

Doctors and aestheticians use a small device that is comprised of several small needles, set to different depths to penetrate the top layer of skin. The tiny needles remove the top layer of skin, allowing healing, collagen production and new skin cell development to reveal healthy, glowing skin.

Who is/is not a good candidate for microneedling?

Microneedling is an amazing treatment because it can be used on all skin types and Fitzpatrick tones. Anyone can greatly benefit from this treatment, whether the desire is to correct acne scars or just get a fresh, glowing look.

How many microneedling treatments do I need?

Microneeding is best done in a series of a minimum of three treatments, typically three to four weeks apart. Many patients require up to five sessions to achieve optimal results.

Where on the body can microneedling be done?

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest


Is microneedling painful?

Topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment areas, making this a virtually pain free service.

How long is the microneedling appointment?

Depending the number of areas being treated, the appointment can take between 30 minutes to over an hour, not including numbing time.

How long do the results from microneedling last?

Benefits and results are seen over time as the skin heals and collagen is begins to build. Given proper sun protection and home care exfoliation, results can be seen for months. Touch up treatments are recommended every year.

Preparing for your microneedling appointment

The first step of the appointment is to thoroughly cleanse the skin and then apply the topical numbing cream. You will numb for approximately thirty minutes, prior to treatment. Once the time has expired, the numbing cream is removed and the skin is again thoroughly cleansed. After cleansing, the provider will rub the skin with a liquid hyaluronic acid (HA) and begin the treatment. The HA is simultaneously rubbed into the skin, allowing the needles to glide over the skin and provide concentrated hydration to the area.

Applying PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) gel after a deep microneedling treatment significantly enhances the skin's healing and rejuvenation process. PRF gel, which is derived from the patient's own blood, is packed with growth factors that stimulate skin repair and renewal. Deep microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin, which initiates the body's natural healing response, while the application of PRF gel adds a powerful boost to this process. This synergistic approach not only speeds up recovery but also amplifies the benefits of the microneedling treatment, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin. By combining the natural healing properties of PRF gel with the collagen-stimulating effects of deep microneedling, patients can achieve enhanced results, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an effective way to improve their skin's appearance.

Post treatment for microneedling

There is no recovery or down time with this treatment. You can return to normal activities right after your appointment. It is recommended to let the skin rest until the next day, when makeup and a gentle facewash and moisturizer can be used.

Contraindications/Risks/ Common concerns with microneedling

As with all aesthetic treatments, there are risks involved. This is why you should only trust a licensed aesthetic doctor or aesthetician.

Cost / Payment options for microneedling

At Derma Health we recognize your needs are unique. Therefore, we offer all patients free consultations to assess the treatment options and combinations that will give you the best, ultimate outcome. We often have package pricing and special promotions that you can take advantage of. Regarding payment, we have various options to fit your needs and budget. We accept cash, debit cards, all major credit cards and we offer PatientFi Financing.

*Individual results may vary. Photos are intended to give an example of one patient’s results.

Bonus Material for Microneedling