Reduce the Appearance of Unsightly Acne Scars and Wrinkles through Micro-needling

How can it be possible to look your best without layering on a lot of cosmetics when trying to hide acne scars and wrinkles?  Micro-needling!  This procedure does not cover the imperfections in the skin but reduces the appearance of them. Cosmetic Dermatology offices in San Antonio perform the procedure all the time and the results and wonderful.


Microneedling can improve the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles without the long recovery period that cosmetic surgery or other cosmetic procedures require.


The procedure is done with a device that looks like a large pen. It delivers tiny needle pricks creating microscopic channels to the area being treated.  This causes slight injuries to the skin that triggers healing .This has the benefit of helping to grow collagen, which is what keeps the skin looking young and smooth, and which the skin has less of once we age.


Micro-needling will work on skin that has acne or chickenpox scarring, as well as any level of wrinkles. It’s particularly effective for crows feet around the eyes or the wrinkles that occur on the upper lips. For deep tissue scarring, you may not get the same results but you can discuss any recommendations with your dermatologist


The procedure offers minimal discomfort as the special device is designed to work quickly. After the procedure is completed there is redness to the skin and possible puffiness that should heal within a day or two. You should avoid makeup and sunlight during this time.


Over the course of the next 6 months or so while the collagen production continues, you will see the results of the micro-needling procedure.  For some individuals, depending on your individual situation, you may require multiple sessions of the procedure to get the results you are looking for.  Deep wrinkles and scarring may require six to eight sessions for maximum results.


Anyone who wishes to have micro-needling done should visit the office of a qualified cosmetic dermatologist and start with a consultation.  Not everyone is a candidate for this procedure and this will be determined during the consult with the dermatologist.

Micro-needling is an effective therapy when applied professionally by a dermatologist in a medical clinic. Generally, patients will see about a 60% to 70% improvement in their acne facial scarring


Ochs Dermatology provides micro-needling to clients in San Antonio, Texas. Please call today to book an appointment or visit us online at