Acne Treatment: Microneedling

Skin Treatment and Restoration


Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. It can cause emotional distress, low self-esteem, and in some cases, permanent scarring. While there are many treatments available for acne, microneedling has become increasingly popular as a way to reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of using microneedling for acne removal and how it can help improve the appearance of your skin. 


Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process and promote collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness. As the skin heals, it becomes smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking. One of the main benefits of microneedling for acne removal is that it can reduce the appearance of acne scars. Acne scars are caused by the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. As the needles create micro-injuries, they also stimulate collagen and elastin production, which helps to fill in and smooth out the acne scars. As a result, the skin appears smoother and more even-toned. 

Microneedling For Acne Removal

Another benefit of microneedling for acne removal is that it can improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. The micro-injuries created by the needles help to stimulate cell turnover, which can improve the skin’s texture and tone. As a result, the skin appears brighter and more radiant. Microneedling also helps to improve the effectiveness of other acne treatment products. The needles create micro-channels in the skin, which allow for better absorption of topical products such as serums, creams and other acne treatments. By creating these channels, microneedling allows for deeper penetration of the products, increasing the effectiveness of the treatment.

Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for acne removal. The procedure is minimally invasive, and there is little to no downtime required. It is also suitable for all skin types, and can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs.

It is important to note that microneedling is not a one-time solution. A series of treatments is typically required to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments depends on the severity of the acne and the individual’s skin type. A typical microneedling treatment plan may include 3-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Microneedling is an effective and safe treatment for reducing the appearance of acne scars and improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other acne treatments, such as topical creams or serums, to enhance their effectiveness. scheduling a consultation with Capital City Acupuncture & Natural Medicine will determine if microneedling is the best treatment for your acne or if taking another approach may be more suitable for you.

Our Unique Approach

This is an outstanding tool to treat both acne and scarring. Research published from the National Institute of Health (NIH) on microneedling produced remarkable improvement in the visibility of scarring. For those suffering with ongoing outbreaks, microneedling combined with our herbal topical therapies offers dramatic improvements in the severity and prevention of these outbreaks. Note: for patients with keloids, microneedling is contraindicated however other therapies like cosmetic acupuncture can treat this.


Capital City Acupuncture & Natural Medicine approaches your skin treatment the same we would for any health condition, with an integrative and individualized approach.  Microneedling addresses skin texture and pigment, we offer a combination of therapies giving our patients what they are ultimately looking for- healthy, glowing skin that lasts for years. We incorporate your health history with carefully crafted herbs and facial serums to address your specific skin goals. We are the only clinic in the Willamette Valley providing the combination of microneedling, Red Light Therapy, nanoneedling, cosmetic acupuncture, and ATP Biotherapy™, to tone, tighten, and brighten your face. Unlike injectables, microneedling results generally last 1-3 years with minimal to no maintenance. However, with our combination approach, we find our patients’ results last 3-5 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is one of the newer and one of the best anti-aging and skin corrective treatments. This is because it is minimally invasive, cost-effective, that stimulates your own collagen and elastin production resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin which you can maintain for years. There is minimal downtime after your procedure and best results are achieved between 5-6 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. There are at-home microneedling devices, however this procedure should be done by a medical professional to maximize your results and minimize risk. Unlike needle rollers, microneedling is far gentler and more precise.

How Does It Work?

Microneedling utilizes tiny, ultra-thin needles inserted into the skin. This creates tiny, invisible punctures in the skin that stimulate your body’s wound healing response. This creates more cell turnover and more collagen and elastic production. Collagen is a protein found throughout our body and creates structure, elasticity, and suppleness to our skin. There is minimal discomfort and microneedling is shown to increases the circulation and the production of collagen and decreases inflammation.  It works with the skin and muscles relaxing tension in the muscles while increasing elasticity, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production and skin repair. 

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a powerful tool to treat current signs of aging and prevent signs of aging in the future. The ongoing production of collagen and elastin is essential to maintain skin elasticity, structure, and suppleness. At Capital City Acupuncture, our patients enjoy the benefits of microneedling along with our use of traditional herbs and serums. We find this combination give our patients outstanding, longterm results.


How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Most patients see benefits within a couple weeks after their first treatment. Maximum benefits are usually seen at 5 to 6 treatments. We recommend combining treatments with Red Light therapy, nanoneedling and cosmetic acupuncture with before or between microneedling appointments. These combinations are designed to maximize your procedure benefits, improve blood flow to your skin, improve the muscle tone of your face, and decrease inflammation and increase cell turnover. These combinations create the most dramatic results with little to no maintenance for 3-5 years.  Based on each person’s health history, their current lifestyle, diet, exercise, your plan and rate of improvement will be unique to you.   

What to Expect

We have every potential patient schedule a consult prior to starting treatment. This is to ensure that you are a good candidate and there are no contraindications putting you or your skin at risk. We focus on a holistic approach and want to address any underlying concerns, answer questions, and understand your health history to determine if microneedling, nanoneedling, cosmetic acupuncture or a combination approach is the best fit for you. Appointments are approximately 45-60 minutes.


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Address: 2659 Commercial St SE # 264, Salem, OR 97302