Does Microneedling Help Acne Scars?

by Aymee Wilson, owner & founder, Wilson Aesthetics

Pimples and acne are undoubtedly a nightmare regardless of age. However, can you think of anything worse? You guessed it right, acne scars.

Luckily there are cosmetic treatments and procedures you can undergo to prevent and get rid of acne and acne scars. The best options for acne scar treatment is microneedling and Virtue RF microneedling.

How effective is microneedling?

This is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment specializing in treating scars such as acne scars, burn scars, surgical scars, sun damage, melasma, sagging skin, stretch marks, hair loss and large pores. Microneedling encourages the skin to produce more collagen, which can lead to faster healing and a smoother, firmer appearance.

Cost, effectiveness & duration of effect

Microneedling requires three to six sessions to achieve smoother and firmer skin. Once the acne marks are treated and gone, they are unlikely to come back. However, more acne marks might appear in case of more acne breakouts and improper care of the skin. This is the reason why post-procedure care is essential to maintain the effects of microneedling.

Microneedling treatment ranges between $200 and $700 per session. This depends on the condition of the skin and the desired result — the average total cost of microneedling is between $600 and $4,200. This places microneedling in an upper hand compared to other surgical and nonsurgical treatments.


Microneedling requires little to no downtime and recovery time. Patients usually undergo the treatment and go back to their usual daily routine after a day. Virtue RF microneedling is less ablative and less harmless compared to traditional microneedling — some patients are confident enough to undergo the procedure during their lunch break.

Side effects

You must keep in mind there are still possible side effects associated with the treatment. Patients experience redness, bruising and inflammation, which are normal side effects of the treatment. These side effects naturally go away within a couple of days.


Microneedling is indeed an effective treatment for getting rid of acne scars. In addition to this, you can also use it for treating other types of scars and even wrinkles.

You don’t need to go through an invasive or surgical treatment just to attain the smooth, young-looking skin that you’ve always been dreaming of.

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