Does microdermabrasion work to treat acne scars?

Nobody likes to look in the mirror and see acne scars, and some people find them so upsetting, they try various methods to get rid of them. Thankfully there are now a range of treatments available for acne scars, including cosmetic procedures such as microdermabrasion. It is a procedure commonly used to refresh and rejuvenate the skin, but does microdermabrasion work to treat acne scars?

Acne Scars
Acne scars typically result from inflamed lesions that burst and cause a break in the dermal layer of the skin. The main types of scars are boxcar, rolling, and ice pick scars. Ice pick scars are the most common type.

What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic treatment in which micro-crystals are used to slough away dead skin cells, and rejuvenate the skin. The procedure also stimulates cell turnover, and leaves the skinsmoother and clearer.

Does microdermabrasion treat acne scars?
While microdermabrasion may help to reduce the appearance of acne scars, there are better, more advanced options available, such as microneedling.

Laser resurfacing for acne scars
At the Laser Skin Care Centerwe use a fractional micro-needling technology, known as Dermapen. This technique works by creating micro-injury points in the skin. This has the effect of stimulating collagen formation, and accelerating the healing process. As the skin heals it develops a more even tone, and is also smoother and softer.

It typically takes 3-6 treatments to realize some improvement in the appearance of the scars. However, the results will vary depending on the severity of the scars, and your skin type.

Contact the Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates in Long Beach, CA to learn more about laser treatments for acne scars. Call 559-266-2900 today to book a consultation.

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