Microneedling for Acne Scarring - Beach Beauty Bar and Acne Clinic

Microneedling for Acne Scarring

Scars from acne scarring aren’t something you have to live with forever. Did you know that microneedling for acne scarring is the most effective way to reverse scarring? Scars are a normal part of the body’s healing process and form when the skin repairs itself following a wound. They form as a result of a range of different circumstances and can vary widely in their appearance.

Scars can occur as a result of skin conditions such as acne, surgery, or accidents and injury. While the formation of scars may be a natural process, some people find their scars unattractive, which can impact their self-esteem and confidence.

Do you want clear skin?

What is the Best Microneedling Tool on the Market?

There are several derma rollers or microneedling rollers on the market today but proceed with extra caution when purchasing this tool. We work very hard to procure your best skin possible through consistent quality care & products.

We do not recommend using an at-home roller.

Microneedling is not permitted by estheticians in California. We recommend finding a reputable medical spa (nurse or doctor) to perform microneedling, only once you have been clear for at least six months to a year.

Our preference is to utilize a practitioner who uses AnteAge human stem cell serums. You can find AnteAge practitioners. While AnteAge does sell at-home microneedling kits, we do not recommend doing this to your own skin. The at-home roller provides minimal penetration and could cause more damage to your skin.

You should see a licensed medical provider and check out their results and online reviews.

Does Microneedling Help With Acne Scars?

  • Acne Scars

Microneedling helps reduces acne scarring dramatically often rendering them invisible. Here’s how it works. The Microchannel Roller passes over the skin, creating tiny puncture wounds. This localized trauma activates the body’s natural wound-healing process. Part of this process uses enzymes to break up any old or damaged collagen – or scar tissue!

Scar tissue is nothing more than misaligned collagen fibers in your skin. The healing enzymes break this down and create a new, smooth layer of skin to replace it. As the body heals from the micro-trauma of the microchannel roller, it also fixes any existing scar tissue.

  • Hyperpigmentation

Essentially, hyperpigmentation is caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin. With too much pigmentation, the skin may appear darker or discolored in certain areas. This excess can happen as a result of…

  • Genetics
  • Unprotected, prolonged sun exposure
  • Pregnancy (and hormone changes that result)
  • Certain medications
  • Aging

The point is: hyperpigmentation is a common issue that many men and women experience and can be treated effectively. Not only does this controlled skin injury trigger the skin’s wound-healing process, but it speeds up cell turnover and breaks up that excess hyperpigmentation.

There are a handful of treatments that can reduce or eliminate dark spots or uneven tones in the skin, but our tried-and-true method? Microneedling.


Microneedling is effective for atrophic scars that appear as flat or depressed blemishes. Atrophic scars form because of the body’s insufficient collagen production, and microneedling boosts collagen to fill or smooth those scars.

Hypertrophic and keloid acne scars develop because of excess collagen production, so microneedling is not used for these types of scars. The big thing to take away from this knowledge is that you should NOT get micro needling done until you have been super clear for six months to a year.

Can Microneedling Make Acne Scars Worse?

The short answer is, Yes.

You might be wondering why microneedling isn’t used for certain scars. If you have hypertrophic scars (also known as keloids) this type of procedure is not recommended. Since excess collagen is already the issue, you want to stay away from procedures that trigger further collagen production.

Pro Tip:

If you have active acne, you should NOT get microneedling done. The needles will pick up bacteria from your active blemishes and spread it around, causing even more aggressive breakouts!

Bottom Line

I think the results are different for everyone depending on what you’re trying to treat. I would recommend cautious optimism. We are all super sensitive to our own scars and skin imperfections. It’s most important that you notice the improvement, which helps increase your confidence.

It’s important to schedule a consultation with us to determine if you’re a good candidate for microneedling BEFORE you take it upon yourself to schedule an appointment with a medical professional.

Cheers to clear!


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