How Soon Will Acne Scars Fade After RF Microneedling?

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While acne is a temporary problem, acne scars can last forever. Acne scars are small impressions in the skin that make our complexion rough and uneven. If you want smoother skin, Dr. Padma's Aesthetics offers Morpheus8™ radiofrequency (RF) microneedling for adults of all ages in East Greenbush, NY. This nonsurgical procedure shrinks pores and minimizes acne scars with little discomfort and downtime.

So, when will acne scars fade away after radiofrequency microneedling? The answer depends on your scarring and our treatment technique. However, most patients see smoother skin within 3 – 4 weeks of their initial appointment. Results only get better over time. Learn about our unique processes during a skin rejuvenation assessment with board-certified physician Dr. Padma Sripada. We can give you a more precise timeline in our office.

Why do I have acne scars?

Some people struggle with acne well into adulthood. Acne damages the skin, prompting our bodies to heal the affected areas naturally. Scar tissue or depressions form when the skin cells don’t return to their former state. External factors, like picking your skin, can deepen these scars and make them more noticeable.

Initiating new collagen production can lessen the appearance of acne scars and make your skin smoother. Collagen and elastin are essential proteins that provide a foundation for your skin and give your complexion a plump, youthful look. RF microneedling is one way to encourage new collagen and address acne scars.

How does RF microneedling help?

RF microneedling combines advanced radiofrequency energy and traditional microneedling techniques to address common skin issues. Dr. Padma's Aesthetics uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin and deliver RF energy, which is what regenerates collagen in that area. Our team is happy to personalize your skin rejuvenation treatment by selecting the appropriate depth of penetration.

We can address many issues with RF microneedling in East Greenbush, NY, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Mild to moderate loose skin

  • Textured or rough skin

  • Sun-damaged skin

  • Discoloration or uneven skin tone

Is RF microneedling safe for sensitive skin?

Many people have sensitive skin prone to scarring and other problems. When you come in for an RF microneedling assessment with Dr. Padma, we can review your acne scars and skin type before making any recommendations. While our radiofrequency energy treatments are suited for all skin types and tones, it is still important to undergo an evaluation. We can also discuss other issues you may have, including current acne breakouts, rosacea, and eczema.

How long do I have to wait to see the results?

It does take time for radiofrequency energy to produce new collagen that evens out your skin. As we mentioned, it could take several weeks (usually 3 – 4 weeks) before you see noticeable results. However, your outcomes will get better over time because the collagen will continue to work on your skin. Dr. Padma can let you know if you need to return for follow-up treatments as part of your custom skin care plan.

Get your personalized skin rejuvenation plan

We understand that acne scars can be frustrating for anyone. Dr. Padma Sripada has helped countless men and women with issues like deep acne scars, rough skin texture, and discoloration. If you are interested in scheduling an RF microneedling consultation, call Dr. Padma's Aesthetics in East Greenbush, NY. We can get you the results you want in a relatively short period of time.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.