How Ultherapy + Microneedling Treats Acne Scarring

Acne Scarring Treatments

Acne scars are often deep and indented into the skin’s surface on the cheeks and temples, making them difficult to camouflage. This is because the initial blemish or injury penetrates deep into the skin’s dermis layer, causing the damage to run deep. The goal of those who suffer from acne scarring is to have a smooth, even complexion without the use of heavy makeups and concealers.

By combining Ultherapy with microneedling treatments, we can correct mild to deep acne scarring. When combined, these two treatments can result in smoother, more even facial skin with long-lasting scar reduction.

What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy treatments are highly effective for treating acne scarring. This unique treatment uses ultrasound energy to create a controlled wound that the body’s natural processes and rushes to heal. Throughout the healing process, collagen production is significantly improved in the treatment area, which reduces the appearance of imperfections like acne scarring.

In addition to addressing the appearance of acne scars, Ultherapy can be used to tighten and lift the skin for an all-over improvement in skin laxity and fine lines. It does this by encouraging increased protein synthesis that gives the skin its strength – collagen.

Benefits of Ultherapy For Acne Scars

Many patients choose Ultherapy because it is safe, non-invasive, convenient, long-lasting, and is entirely customizable with natural-looking results.

Unique benefits of Ultherapy treatments for acne scarring include:


Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and acne scars. No dangerous substances will be used on your skin during the treatment.


Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology, allowing it to significantly improve skin imperfections without the potential complications or side effects of surgical procedures.


Because this scar-reducing treatment does not require anesthesia or surgery, patients have the convenience of returning to their normal daily activities without any restrictions.


This treatment is performed quickly, typically only taking 15-20 minutes to complete.

Long-Lasting Results

The heat of the ultrasound rejuvenates collagen deep within the skin. Ultherapy treatments continue to produce results for about two years before needing re-treatment.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is an excellent treatment for those looking to achieve laser skin resurfacing results with little to no downtime. Microneedling removes the skin’s top layer, which stimulates collagen and elastin growth to smooth the skin, shrink pores, correct hyperpigmentation, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Your provider will use a small device comprised of several tiny needles set to different depths to penetrate the top layer of skin. The tiny needles remove the top layer of skin, allowing healing, collagen production, and new skin development.

Benefits of Microneedling

Not only do microneedling treatments promote new skin cell development to reveal a healthy glow, but you can also expect to see an improvement in other areas, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Large pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Active acne
  • Stretch marks
  • Discoloration and hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dull skin
  • Collagen stimulation

Combining Treatments For Incredible Results

At Laser Aesthetic Center, we recognize that each patient’s skin concerns are unique. Therefore, we recommend a consultation exam to assess the treatment options and ideal combinations to give you the best outcome possible. As with all aesthetic treatments, there are always risks involved. This is why you should always ensure that you’re trusting your skin with a licensed provider.

We’re here to help patients just like you find a solution to lingering acne scars. For more information about combining Ultherapy with Microneedling to treat stubborn acne scars, contact Laser Aesthetic Center to book a consultation.

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