Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Dry Needling for Acne Scars

If you have tried everything  for acne scars and there's no way you can pay the dermatologist for laser resurfacing, you should consider a technique called dry needling.

What's dry needling? It's basically a very light tattoo without the ink. It's not acupuncture, and it's not treatment with a steel roller, although it works on the same principle as roller treatments for acne scars.


The purpose of dry needling is to stimulate your skin's production of collagen. Injected collagen begins to break down about as soon as the doctor gives you the injection. Stimulating your skin to make collagen helps your skin keep up with protein turnover so you aren't permanently dealing with a sag or a bag or a wrinkle replace your acne scar. Unlike a collagen injection, there are absolutely no worries about allergic reactions or immune rejection of this collagen, because it's something your own body makes.

Remember just one thing about dry needling for acne scars. Never try dry needling at home. Position and depth of the needles are critical for stimulating the right regions of skin. You can't smooth out a scar if you stimulate the wrong patches of skin.

Where do you go to get dry needling?

The best person to see about dry needling for acne is an aesthetician. This is a skin expert who works high-end salon or day spa. The difference between an aesthetitican and a tattoo artist is restraint. You probably want to get an acne scar filled in for good. You might even consider having a regular tattoo to cover over it.

Aestheticians take a different approach. They won't try to restore your skin to the exact way it ws before. They certainly won't cover it with ink. They will attempt to create shadows or changes in skin tone that draw attention away from the scar so it is less noticeable.

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