Microneedling and Mesotherapy are both very effective treatments for acne scars and other unwanted skin conditions. The procedure uses part of your own body’s natural skin-healing power to diminish acne scars and rejuvenate the skin from your face and neck.
Microneedling with Mesotherapy procedure is a treatment that needs to be performed by a specialized esthetician in a clinic or hospital. Its goal is to stimulate collagen and elastin production and new skin cells using a special “pen” and the special vitamin booster technique combined.
How Microneedling Treatment Works?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy, derma-rolling, or skin needling. It uses very tiny needles to penetrate the skin (0.5mm–1mm) and is often used to heal acne scars and even hair loss. This device can take the shape of a cylinder roller, with small pins rolled across the skin or arranged in a pattern in a tip of a pen-shaped tool.
If you are wondering which microneedling devices are FDA approved, you need to know that the procedure for both pens and rollers has been legally authorized. Therefore, they can be used for patients over 22 years old that experience scarring, acne, wrinkles, or abdominal scars.
How Mesotherapy Treatment Works?
Mesotherapy, unique anti-aging, poly-revitalising complex cocktail that combines hyaluronic acid with 59 skin revitalizing ingredients. It feeds the skin with the essential ingredients to stimulate the dermis repair and renewal process.
Mesotherapy can be used at any age and by any skin type, to correct visible signs of aging. It is particularly suitable for women or men seeking a rested appearance, and healthy-looking skin.
The cocktail is administered in a clinical setting, by a doctor who has been trained in multipuncture injection techniques. Each treatment lasts approximately 20 minutes with minimal pain. It involves repeated microinjections of the mesotherapy into the dermis.
How Microneedling treats acne? Is it the best treatment for acne scars?
It is a very popular method of treating all sorts of facial conditions like acne. It boosts collagen and elastin production and helps to build new capillaries in your skin.
When it comes to acne and scars, this treatment is probably one of the best options, especially if combined with Mesotherapy.
Acne vulgaris can also be treated with this procedure because the device will target the sebaceous glands and reduces sebum production, the real cause of this skin condition. The results are mind-blowing because only after a few treatments patients see a great scar reduction.
Who can have a Microneedling treatment?
It is not recommended to have this procedure done at home because you might end up hurting yourself.
Only dermatologists or skin care specialists trained to deal with these devices should perform such procedures in a safe and clean environment.
Are microneedling results permanent for acne scars?
Acne is a frustrating skin condition, and even if you manage to get rid of it, it often leaves behind all sorts of scars.
Creams and serums can do a fine job for your skin, improving acne scars, but you will not completely eliminate them. Also, it would be best if you keep in mind that once you stop using these products, the effect will wear off in time.
On the other hand, microneedles can help with more than just a temporary effect. The procedure promotes the growth of collagen and elastin, making your skin heal faster, by itself, it reduces all scars and, most importantly, gives a permanent result.
What should I do after a Microneedling treatment?
One of the most asked questions about microneedling aftercare is whether you can wear makeup or not. Unfortunately, you should not apply any makeup, especially with brushes that you used before the procedure.
To be sure the procedure is 100% effective, wear makeup only after 24 hours. You are also advised to avoid all swimming pools, saunas, or gyms. Basically, you should avoid sweating heavily if you want to protect your recently treated skin.
Why Mesotherapy treatment with microneedling?
These tiny needles work hand in hand with mesotherapy treatment, not only for acne and acne scars but also for other skin conditions like fine lines& wrinkles, hyperpigmentation sun or age spots.
The procedure consists of stimulating collagen production with a specially design electrical pen. In the same time, our specialists will inject the mesotherapy cocktail into the dermis, to make the microneedling procedure more effective. They will apply the revitalization mesotherapy on your skin so that the rich and nutrient cocktail reach the layers of your skin that need them most. Ans so achieve the best result with this combo procedure.
The practitioner will prick your skin, creating micro holes, and will apply and fill those holes with the mesotherapy to boost the collagen production.
Mesotherapy treatment combined with microneedles is good not only for acne but also other skin problems such as:
- Acne scars
- Fine facial lines
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Uneven skin texture
The two procedures will speed up the microneedling and skin recovery process. Studies conducted on 50 people show that microneedling combined with water led to 45.84% improvement for acne scars, while microneedling and mesotherapy improved this skin condition by 62.20%.
Also, there are studies conducted on mesotherapy and microneedling treatments for acne scars, and they show great acne scarring improvement and high patient satisfaction.
The number of treatments you need to receive will vary from one person to another because large scars will take more time to heal and finally fade. You will certainly need a few weeks of treatment to see real results, as the body needs time to produce collagen and elastin. It might take months to notice great improvement for prominent acne scars, but once you are done with the treatment, the result will be permanent.
The procedure might seem painful, but most patients rated this procedure as bearable and with great results.
- Improves and rejuvenates skin
- Diminishes all sorts of scarring, including acne
- Reduces acne
- Removes blackheads
- Closes large pores
- Less fine lines
- Reduces wrinkle appearance
- Delays signs of aging
However, even if the microneedling and mesotherapy treatments are ideal for people who fight a long battle with acne scarring, this procedure is not recommended for people with certain conditions like active acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. If you know your skin gets easily bruised, you should avoid this treatment. Also, if you have a blood disorder, HIV, herpes, a chronic illness, or had surgery within the last six months, the risk factors are very high.
There are several microneedling derma-rollers available on the internet, but the chances of damaging your skin are high if you do this procedure at home. Some say they managed to get brighter skin without seeing a specialist, but there is no way you can compare this DIY procedure with a proper treatment done in a clinic or by a dermatologist or skincare specialist.
When it is done by a professional, Microneedling and Mesotherapy combined can reduce acne scars and help you with other skin problems. At SkinGlow Clinic, we have licensed skincare estheticians with loads of experience in the field. In addition, we use SkinPen, the first pen device that FDA approved, and with help from mesotherapy , we can rejuvenate your skin and treat acne scarring.
If you want to get the best microneedling and mesotherapy treatments in London, schedule an appointment right here!