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Addressing Acne Scars With RF Microneedling

Acne Scars | Mynx Aesthetik

Acne scars can create an uneven skin texture that is difficult to cover with makeup and even harder to treat effectively. At Mynx Aesthetik in Tacoma, WA, we offer solutions to help address these stubborn scars.

RF microneedling is a technological advancement that can help renew your skin. This treatment combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. The result is a smoother, clearer complexion that is more even and refined.

The Science of Acne Scars

When you get a breakout, your skin undergoes a healing process that can sometimes leave scars. During a breakout, inflammation occurs, causing damage to the skin’s tissues. As your body works to repair this damage, it produces collagen, which can sometimes be in excess or insufficient amounts, leading to the formation of scars. These scars are a result of the skin’s attempt to heal itself, but the new tissue might not blend perfectly with the surrounding skin, leaving visible marks. 

What Causes Acne Scars? 


Inflammation is part of the development of all acne scars. When your skin reacts to a breakout, it triggers an inflammatory response to fight off the infection. This inflammation can damage surrounding tissues, leading to scarring as your skin attempts to heal.

Improper Acne Treatment

Using improper methods to treat acne can exacerbate scarring. Over-the-counter treatments that are too harsh, and incorrect use of prescription medications can irritate the skin. A lack of treatment can prevent proper healing and increase the likelihood of scars.

Picking or Squeezing Pimples

Picking or squeezing pimples is a common habit that can lead to acne scars. This action damages the skin and underlying tissues, disrupting the healing process and creating scars. It’s important to resist the urge to pick at your skin to minimize the risk of permanent marks. Any extraction of pimples should be performed in a professional setting.

Common Types of Acne Scars 

  • Ice Pick Scars: Ice pick scars are deep, narrow scars that extend into the skin, resembling tiny puncture wounds. This type of scar is particularly difficult to treat because of its depth.
  • Boxcar Scars: Boxcar scars are broad, rectangular depressions with sharply defined edges. These scars can create a pitted appearance, often causing significant texture changes on the skin.
  • Rolling Scars: Rolling scars create a wave-like texture on the skin due to their wide and shallow depth. These scars give the skin an uneven appearance, making it look like it has dips and valleys. Rolling scars are often caused by long-term inflammatory acne.

What Is RF Microneedling? 

RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling with the added benefit of radiofrequency energy to enhance skin rejuvenation. Tiny needles create little holes called microchannels in the skin, stimulating collagen production, while the radiofrequency microneedling delivers heat energy to underlying layers, tightening and improving skin texture.

This treatment can help reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and sagging, offering a comprehensive solution for skin revitalization. Many patients notice a smoother, firmer complexion after a series of treatments.

During an RF microneedling treatment for acne scars, the energy heats the tissue and helps the damaged tissues heal through collagen and elastin production. Because it works deeply in the skin, RF microneedling can remodel scar tissue and give the skin a smoother texture.

Potenza™ RF’s Unique Features

The Potenza RF microneedling device offers advanced technology and customizable treatment options. It offers four modes of RF energy delivery, allowing for precise control over the depth and intensity of the treatment. This versatility gives us more ways to customize each patient’s specific needs and optimizes the results. Potenza’s unique Tiger Tip technology enables faster and more efficient treatments, covering larger areas of the skin with each session.

Preparing for Your Acne Scar Treatment With Potenza RF

Cleansing and Numbing

Before your microneedling with RF treatment, we’ll start by thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove any dirt or makeup. A numbing cream can be applied on the clean skin to make the microneedling and radiofrequency treatment even more comfortable.

Your Treatment Experience

You will feel a series of tiny pricks as the needles penetrate your skin, followed by a warming sensation from the radiofrequency microneedling. The RF microneedling treatment typically lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. We will check in with you often to make sure you are comfortable throughout the process, explaining each step as we go.

Post-Treatment Care and Recovery

After your microneedling with RF session, your skin may appear red and feel slightly sensitive, the way your skin would feel after a mild sunburn. Make sure to keep the treated area clean and moisturized and avoid direct sun exposure. Over the next few days, you’ll notice gradual improvements as your skin heals and begins to produce new collagen, thanks to the RF needling.

How Many RF Microneedling Treatments Will I Need for My Acne Scars?

The number of RF microneedling treatments you’ll need depends on the severity of your acne scars and your skin’s response to microneedling and radiofrequency therapy. Typically, patients see significant improvement after three to four sessions, spaced about four to six weeks apart. Deeper types of scarring take more sessions to resolve. 

Transform Your Skin With Potenza RF Microneedling

At Mynx Aesthetik in Tacoma, WA, our RF microneedling with the Potenza device can improve the appearance of acne scars and promote smoother and more even skin. By stimulating collagen production and remodeling scar tissue, this treatment offers a promising solution for those struggling with persistent scars. To learn more about how Mynx Aesthetik in Tacoma, WA, can help you achieve your skin goals, contact us using our online form or call us at (253) 202-3755.