Microdermabrasion Acne Scars
Does microdermabrasion assist with acne scars?
Microdermabrasion could be very helpful for people with active acne, moderate acne staining, pick marks, and very superficial or raised acne scars. Dermatologists make use of microdermabrasion to help unclog pores and clear acne. Often used in combination with mild glycolic peels medical acne extractions, microdermabrasion can help accelerate acne cleaning.
Individuals with much deeper acne scars might anticipate a much longer series of treatments or might be candidates for surgical dermabrasion or laser resurfacing.
Acne scarring can be found in two ranges: “rolling” hillsides and valley type scarring, and “icepick” deep scarring.
Luckily, the majority of people don’t get either of these scarring types but rather turn dark (hyperpigment) at the site of the pimple. This hyperpigmentation is NOT a scar, unless there is an associated depression, dimple, or “icepick” in the skin.
The way to judge if you have a scar formed at the hyperpigmentation site is to examine your skin in different lights. If there is a dimple when the light hits your skin at an angle, the scar is present. If however your skin appears smooth in any light, then acne scarring is not your problem.
In those instances, the redness will go away in time, leaving the skin smooth. You can speed up this process with procedures such as microdermabrasion, glycolic peels and salicylic acid peels.
For inflammation connected with surface irregularity you will need both time for the redness to go away, AND, likely a more invasive treatment such as laser resurfacing.
So, if your redness is mild without too much of a surface area irregularity/ scarring as described above, microdermabrasion will be a good option for you. Any much deeper scarring will need a more invasive treatment to help.
Before you put yourself through an extreme treatment in doctor’s surgeries, we recommend giving Baiden Mitten a go. Not only can it significantly improve your acne – if you still are having outbreaks, but also can make a marked difference in the depth of the acne scars. The shallow ones might even go away all together.