What is the best skin treatment for acne scars, open pores, and fine lines?

Treatment options for pigmentation

IPL laser can be used to improve pigmentation. Often this is combined with microneedling, an advanced and prolific of skin treatments which can produce incredible results for pigmentation, and many other skin concerns including acne scars. Consider up to 6 consecutive treatments one month apart. This treatment was brought to the attention of plastic surgeons all over the world in 1999, when a doctor from South Africa discovered its incredible ability to produce new skin cells. The result was dramatic improvements in acne scarring, the like of which had never been possible before this time without expensive surgical procedures.

For acne scarring, micro skin needling offers amazing results quickly. The benefits are as follows:

  • Relatively inexpensive compared to surgical procedures
  • Progressive with non excessive downtime
  • Excellent results

What To Expect With Acne Scarring Micro Skin Needling

You will undergo redness and even spotting with peeling and in some cases scabbing. The skin will feel sore and maybe even swollen for at least 48 hours, but this is very mild and will feel worse than it looks. For women, make up can be applied after two days. Change bed sheets to avoid cross infection that night and do not undergo other treatments or use skin products other than those recommended during your treatment.

Other Benefits of Skin Needling

Overall, micro skin needling will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve acne scars, clear up blackheads, minimize the size of the pores, reduce sun damage, and even out the skin tone. Micro skin needling also helps to boost collagen production to provide firming and toning to the complexion but it cannot offer reconstructive results for very deep scarring or burns.


Consider undergoing one treatment of microdermabrasion a week before you start your course of Micro skin needling to remove the build up of dead skin especially if you have been using topical acne creams or treatments in the past.

Live Acne

If you have acne that is inflamed, pustular or cystic, it is best to wait until this stage has passed. No treatment until ro-accutane or similar drugs have ceased for at least 6 months.