Microdermabrasion For Acne Scars

Microdermabrasion For Acne Scars At A Glance

  • Best Results10-12 sessions
  • Treatment Recovery0 days
  • Procedure Time30 min
  • Skin SpecialistDermal therapist
  • Duration of Results14-21 days (temporary)
  • AnaestheticNil
  • Back to WorkImmediately
  • Cost$

Microdermabrasion For Acne Scars

Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment offered in many spas. This treatment can temporarily improve scars by exfoliation of the outer layers of skin, in turn reflecting light. This perceived improvement can last for up to three weeks. The use of retinol & skin care acids can prolong the duration of effect from microdermabrasion.

FactsFacts On Microdermabrasion For Acne Scars

  • Microdermabrasion works by removing the dead skin cells
  • This improves light reflectance & optical qualities of skin
  • This can temporarily reduce the appearance of scars
  • This treatment is a form of physical exfoliation
  • Chemical peels can give better long term results
  • Dermaplaning is very similar to microdermabrasion

Is microdermabrasion good for acne scars?

Microdermabrasion can be a temporary treatment for superficial acne scars including open pits, enlarged pores, picks, & boxcar acne scars. People with fair skin types respond better as microdermabrasion primarily works by improving the optical properties of skin.

How does microdermabrasion work for acne scars?

Optical quality changes. Microdermabrasion is a form of mechanical exfoliation. This removes the upper layer of skin called the stratum corneum. This aids in reflectance of light & improved skin quality. Reflect light reduces imperfections on the skin, much like how a white car doesn’t show dings as easily compared to a dark car.

Another minor role is called cytokine cascading. Small injuries to the upper layers of skin can stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen.

Why do I think dermaplaning is better than microdermabrasion?

Firstly, let me set the stage for this debate. If the feel good relaxing feeling of microdermabrasion is something you really enjoy, go for it. This can not be argued as the subjective satisfaction rate of a relaxing facial can not be scientifically quantified.

If you are after a good treatment that takes off a wee bit more of the epidermis, then a dermal therapist or esthetician handy with a blade can give you better results than microdermabrasion in less than a quarter the time. Dermaplaning can give faster results with better depth of penetration than microdermabrasion.

How long before I see results?

Immediately. That is the beauty of the polishing properties of microdermabrasion as it removes the dead layer of skin cells, improving light transmission.

Davin’s Viewpoint on Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars

Microdermabrasion is a great relaxing treatment that is especially useful for treating milia. It can also reduce the perception of acne scars in lighter skin types. The main point with this treatment is that the results are temporary, & there are many better ways to treat acne scars. Simple dermaplaning is more effective, takes less time, & in most cases cost less.

 Chemical peels can exfoliate the skin, but also cause changes in the DNA of skin cells. High strength glycolic acid & retinoic acid peels stimulate collagen & exfoliate at the same time.

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