What You Need to Know About Microneedling for Acne

Microneedling is a beneficial skin treatment for all skin types. If you have never explored this type of skin therapy before, get ready for some big changes. The treatment can take lackluster skin, making it radiant and beautiful again. That's only the beginning. The process of using our Cosmedica Derma Roller System for a microneedling device is one of the fastest ways to make real progress on your journey to better skin. Having the ability to do this right in your own home, without going to a dermatologist’s office, is an affordable way to practice this style of collagen induction therapy for improvements you can see right away, and it only gets better the more you incorporate microneedling into your self-care routines. 


Some people wonder if microneedling works for people with acne problems. The good news is that microneedling does have many benefits for those that suffer acne breakouts and blemishes in improving the appearance of scars. It can be very frustrating, as an adult or teen, to have active acne showing up month after month on your face. Having the right skincare routine to improve your acne may include using ingredients like salicylic acid, but you may also find that the process of doing a microneedling session at home will improve the skin and help to provide significant improvement to acne scars and marks. Here’s what you need to know about microneedling for acne-prone skin. 

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling uses our Derma Roller device, which is a wand attached to a head that contains 540 tiny needles. When rolled across the skin, it creates painless injuries to the surface layer of the skin that triggers beneficial elastin and collagen production deep down and increases blood flow in the process. All of this action on the skin helps to trigger a healing process that makes significant changes that translates into more beautiful skin. Don’t worry though, it’s completely pain-free, and you won’t need any kind of numbing cream. It’s an effective treatment that’s even better than how your skin would look after an expensive chemical peel or other cosmetic procedures. 

Benefits of Microneedling

There are countless benefits to doing a weekly microneedling treatment with our Cosmedica Skincare Derma Roller at home for every skin type. Some include the following that you can look forward to once you start microneedling on a regular basis. 

  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Makes acne scarring less visible.
  • Helps to fade hyperpigmentation or sun damage.
  • Firms skin and prevents sagging (loss of elasticity).
  • Reduces the look of large pores.
  • Betters skin tone and texture.
  • Minimizes stretch marks.
  • Skincare products are more effective.
  • Little to no side effects.

By stimulating the collagen and elastin in the skin, you’re helping the skin to renew and rejuvenate itself better. That’s why fine lines and wrinkles are diminished, acne scars are less visible, and the overall texture and tone of your skin are greatly improved. Look at it this way, it’s an affordable and easy treatment option that can give you better results than just using topical treatments or your regular skincare regimen. The right skincare really does go hand in hand with microneedling for those who want total skin rejuvenation. 

Is Microneedling Safe on Active Acne?

You should avoid doing a microneedling treatment on active acne that has open sores or intense irritation. All you have to do is wait for the acne to subside and treat it with the right skincare for acne, before starting any microneedling sessions. It’s mainly going to be very beneficial in reducing the appearance of acne scars and marks on the skin that are making your complexion look less than optimal.

Finding the right skincare for acne or oily skin can feel daunting. Don't worry though, that’s why at Cosmedica Skincare, we have a specific acne category of skincare that will help to improve those active acne bumps.

Microneedling for Acne Scars

Different types of acne scars show up on the skin. That may include atrophic acne scars that are an indented mark below the skin’s surface, or hypertrophic scars, that are raised and red above the skin’s surface. Both of these types of scarring usually occur from cystic acne bumps that are deep and hard to get rid of. Any of the atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, or acne marks are going to be improved over time once you start a Cosmedica Skincare Derma Roller routine. For best results, use the Derma Roller once or twice a week, depending on how your skin responds to the treatment.

When doing a microneedling routine with our Derma Roller, make sure you do the routine on clean skin with a disinfected device. You’ll roll the wand across each part of your facial skin at least four to five times in each direction. Ideally, keep an even speed and pressure on each area of your face. 

What Products Should You Use with Microneedling?

The good news is that using skincare products after microneedling allows them to absorb up to 200 times faster. So, the products in skincare that you use after your microneedling sessions are going to be more effective, for real results that everyone will notice. Be prepared for so many compliments on your new skin!

We recommend any of our serums to use right after microneedling, along with a moisturizer. One of the best serums to use that binds moisture to the skin, plumping it up in the process for a healthier look that’s radiant and glowing, is the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This works for any skin type and can improve the texture and tone, making it brighter and more radiant looking. Smooth a few drops of the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum all over your face and neck right after derma rolling. Then use a moisturizer that’s geared towards your skin type. 


When you do the microneedling treatment at night, using the Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream is going to help your skin renew itself. It has organic aloe that will help to soothe any redness you might have after derma rolling. Plus, it contains alpha-hydroxy acids that will refine and improve skin texture. Keep in mind, that any of the skincare products you use will be more effective and absorb much better into the layers of the skin when you use a microneedling device. 


If brighter skin is your goal and you want a kit that includes the above-mentioned products, then you’ll want to try out Cosmedica Skincare’s Instant Brightening Kit. This kit contains the 2.5 % Glycolic Facial Scrub, the Vitamin C Prep & Tone Facial Toner, the Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream, and the Pure Hyaluronic Acid serum. It’s everything you need to start making serious improvements to your skin condition.


You’ll also want to include a beneficial day cream, like the Vitamin C Facial Day Cream. With potent antioxidants, this day cream is a powerful way to nourish and improve the texture of your skin, especially after acne scars are present. 


Microneedling After Care

After-care is very important for skin health after microneedling. To get the most out of your microneedling treatment, you need to develop a routine that is going to maximize your results. After-care in treating your skin will help it to heal from the microneedling and lets all of your skincare products work better. Being consistent with your skincare is going to allow you to see improvements faster. Get ready for the best skin of your life.  

Microneedling Side Effects

Right after microneedling, you may experience a few minor side effects. That may include a little bit of redness in the treated areas or irritation. The discomfort with your skin should go away rather quickly after a few hours. Many people like to perform their microneedling at night in case these side effects occur.  

How Long Does It Take to See the Results of Microneedling?

Most people see some signs of improvement in their skin after just one session of microneedling. It’s amazing! You’ll enjoy even more dramatic results after a few weeks of microneedling treatment. Then, as time goes on, your skin will just keep looking better and better. For acne scarring, expect the collagen induction therapy of microneedling to show improvements in three to four months and beyond. It does take time for the skin to turn over and renew itself, so be patient in waiting for the optimal results for your skin. 

By using our microneedling products, especially for acne scars, you’ll be well on your way to fewer marks and less damage to the skin. Enjoy more beautiful, radiant skin! 

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