A Good Look at Your Options for Skin Resurfacing Treatments to Reduce Acne Scars

If you have acne-prone skin, then you probably know all too well just how difficult it can be not only to control the outbreak but to prevent the appearance of unsightly scars. For many people, the latter remains even after their acne problems have disappeared.

It’s not hard to imagine how prominent and deeply seated acne scars can adversely affect one’s confidence. So what can you do about it?


Fortunately, you will find various solutions in the skincare industry that are geared towards eliminating acne scars. One popular solution is called microdermabrasion, which revolves around “sanding” the outermost layer of the skin for a more rejuvenated appearance. 

As you might imagine, the process is reasonably straightforward and non-invasive, which makes it popular for people looking for a convenient approach to skin resurfacing. That said, it can take up to 25 sessions for patients to see noticeable results which drive up cost in terms of time and money.

Nevertheless, microdermabrasion is useful for reducing the depth of acne scars and promotes an even and more vibrant appearance. That said, it has no effect on deep scars, which requires a different approach altogether.

Subcision skin resurfacing treatment

People with deep acne scars can turn to more invasive solutions like subcision treatments. The latter works by severing the tissues below a scar and extracting it from the skin. The gap is then sealed with a dermal filler resulting in an even and more attractive skin complexion.

Of course, subcision has its’ own share of cons that are well worth considering. For one thing, the process is relatively invasive and generally requires a significant amount of downtime. Hence, it may not be the best solution for people who can’t afford to spend time away from their busy schedules.

Laser surfacing treatment

Another approach for dealing with deep acne scars, laser resurfacing practically destroys the outermost surface of the skin to make room for the epidermis to grow back good as new. This results in a smoother skin appearance free from scars and other imperfections.  That said, laser surfacing generally results in the most trauma for patients who will need prolonged recovery time.

Skin Needling

If you are looking for a skin resurfacing solution that is minimally invasive and can help deal with deeply-seated acne scars, then a skin needling treatment might be the best solution for you.

Dermapen for scars and similar skin needling treatments work through a principle called “collagen induction therapy”. The idea is no different from how the skin recovers following an injury but on a much more controlled and precise environment. 

Many of the best microneedling pen on the market work the same way. These devices pierce the skin with tiny needles to create hundreds of microscopic puncture wounds on the area of the skin that requires treatment. Doing so triggers the body’s natural healing response, which increases collagen production in the skin. As a result, new skin tissues are developed on top of scars creating a smoother and more vibrant appearance.

It can take up to 8 sessions for patients to see a noticeable improvement with skin needling depending on the size and severity of the problem. Throughout the process, the skin tissues are mostly undamaged, which means minimal recovery time and lower risk of complications.

Kenneth Bennett Atticus

Atticus Bennett: Atticus, a sports nutritionist, provides dietary advice for athletes, tips for muscle recovery, and nutrition plans to support peak performance.