Woman with reduced acne scarring after microdermabrasion treatment


If you suffer from acne or acne scarring, it may be time to consider the effects of microdermabrasion.

What You Need to Know About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a type of skin exfoliation treatment. The procedure offers low risks of complications and faster recovery times compared to invasive procedures like chemical peels or laser resurfacing.

Since microdermabrasion only removes the uppermost superficial layer of the skin, it makes it the perfect treatment to remove acne scarring, while also smoothing out fine lines, and targeting age spots.

What Can Microdermabrasion Do For Acne Scars?

As you know, acne scars are those leftover marks from breakouts. Rather than fading with time, they can become more noticeable with age. That’s because as you age, the skin starts to lose protein fibers, or collagen, that keep it supple and smooth. Sun exposure can also enhance the appearance of scars.

That doesn’t mean you have to live with scarring forever. In fact, microdermabrasion is a highly successful way to treat acne scars.

During treatment, a small handheld device is used to gently remove the outer layer of skin to reveal smooth skin underneath.

Microdermabrasion tends to work best for some types of depressed acne scars that cause pits in your skin. If you have depressed scars that lie flat against the surface of your skin, microdermabrasion could be the answer. However, this treatment does not improve ice pick scars, as they are a lot deeper than acne scars.

What’s more, if experience mild to moderate acne breakouts, microdermabrasion can remove the dead skin clogging your pores and reduce excess oil from your pores.

If you suffer from cystic or nodular acne breakouts, microdermabrasion may result in inflammation, so it’s worth discussing other treatment options or holding off on microdermabrasion sessions until your acne clears.

Is Microdermabrasion For You?

Microdermabrasion works to increase the rate at which elastin and collage are produced. These proteins don’t just make your skin supple and soft, but they also contribute to the skin’s healing process.

By increasing how quickly the proteins are produced with the help of microdermabrasion, we can reduce and soften the appearance of severe acne scarring. Microdermabrasion may also reduce the likelihood of new scars forming.

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