Can Microneedling Make Acne Worse?

By March 13, 2023 No Comments
Microneedling is a versatile treatment that is used to improve or treat a variety of skin conditions. This includes acne and acne scars. Though, if a patient has active acne breakouts, their master esthetician may recommend another treatment or treat the skin around it. Why is this? Can microneedling make acne worse?   It depends. When microneedling is performed correctly and in the right sequence with other procedures, it can help improve the appearance of acne and acne scars. However, for those with cystic acne or breakouts that they are having trouble with, it is likely that their master esthetician will recommend undergoing an acne-specific peel like the VI Peel. This helps calm the existing breakouts and inflammation.   If microneedling is performed on these patients first, it can make microneedling worse by spreading bacteria around the face. While this is only true in very specific cases, a master esthetician may recommend another treatment or alternating treatments such as the Glow Up Package which alternates chemical peels and microneedling.   To learn more about acne treatment or schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Dr. Craig Jonov specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and has decades of experience providing the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services.