How to Minimize Acne Scars with Microdermabrasion
acne scar hypertrophic can be very painful and embarrassing. They also leave permanent marks on your skin. If you want to get rid of them, microdermabrasion is a great option. What exactly is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals to gently exfoliate the top layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin types. This helps remove acne scars and other blemishes.
Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective way to treat acne scars. The procedure is performed using a handheld device called a derma roller. It’s similar to a rolling pin but it has a small crystal attached to its end that rolls over the skin.
The treatment takes about 30 minutes and is done in-office. You will need to wear a thin sheet during the process. Afterward, you may notice some redness or swelling for several days. However, most people are able to return to work within a few hours after the procedure.
Microdermabrasion Benefits and Limitations
Microdermabrasion is a procedure used to remove the top layer of skin to improve the appearance of your skin. It is effective but there are some side effects. You should know what to expect before having this procedure done.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasions are performed using a device that uses vacuum suction to gently pull off dead skin cells from the surface of the face, neck, or other areas of the body. The process can be repeated several times in order to achieve deeper results.
If you’re considering this treatment, make sure you tell your doctor if:
you have any allergies to anything used in the procedure
You have any active infections such as warts, herpes, chickenpox, shingles, or cold sores.
You have diabetes or high blood pressure.
You have an autoimmune disease like lupus or psoriasis.
You have had radiation therapy recently.
You have been pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
You have a history of cancer.
How Does it Work?
The microdermabrasion machine pulls off the outermost layers of the skin by applying vacuum pressure. This causes tiny abrasive crystals to penetrate into the pores of the skin. These crystals cause the skin to exfoliate (shed) dead skin cells. After the treatment, you may notice an increase in the number of new skin cells on your face.
Limitations of Microdermabrasion
If you have very sensitive skin, you might experience redness, swelling, itching, or even blisters after the procedure. If you have active rosacea, you will not be able to use any topical products for 24 hours following the procedure.
If you have ever had a chemical peel, you cannot use microdermabrasion because the chemicals in the peel would damage the newly formed skin.
You must avoid sun exposure for up to 48 hours after the procedure.
You need to wait 2 weeks between treatments if you want to see maximum results
How acne scars form
Acne scars are usually caused by pimples or blackheads. Atrophic scars are more common than hypertrophic ones. Hypertrophic scars are raised bumps that form after an injury, while atrophic scars are depressed areas of skin that result from acne.
Acne scars are usually raised and dark in color. They are caused by too much collagen production being produced during the healing process of an acne breakout. This excess collagen causes the skin to become thicker than normal. Treatment involves removing the excess collagen using laser therapy.
Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars
Microdermabrasion treatment is used to treat acne scars. It helps remove dead cells and stimulate new cell growth. This treatment is usually done by a professional who uses a device called an abrasive pad. The patient lies down while the doctor or technician applies the pads to the affected areas. Afterward, the patient may experience some redness, swelling, and tenderness.
Microdermabrasion involves removing the top layers of skin types using a vacuum-like device. It can be used to treat acne scarring, sun damage, and other conditions. It is most effective when combined with other effective treatments such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Does microdermabrasion work on all acne scars?
Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes dead cells from the top layer of your skin. This helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating new cell growth. However, microdermabrasion does not work well on deeper scars such as those caused by acne or surgical procedures.
Will I need multiple treatments to minimize my acne scars?
Yes, you should expect microdermabrasion to help reduce your acne scars. After several sessions, your acne scars will fade and your skin will take a more permanent, even-toned appearance. Most people are able to complete this procedure every 3-4 weeks.
Acne scars are caused by clogged pores. Microdermabrasion opens these pores and allows the skin to breathe better. This treatment also helps reduce redness and inflammation. Call 310-7363950 to schedule an appointment at our Beverly Hills office.
Alternatives to Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars
Acne scars can be treated by various methods such as laser therapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and surgical procedures. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Consult your dermatologist before choosing any treatment.
Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including dermabrasion, hydraderma, chemical peel, micro-needling, laser resurfacing, and dermal filler injections are used to treat acne scars.
Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons can perform surgery to eliminate the appearance of acne scars by using punch excision, skin grafting, and facelifts. These procedures have risks and side effects. Talk to your dermatologist about which option would best suit your needs.
Over-the-counter topical products are useful to exfoliate and improve skin texture. There are many types of salicylic acid, some of which are available over the counter. Glycolic acid and lactic acid are also used in over-the-counter topical products. Vitamin C is also used in these products.
What Are the Risks of Microdermabrading My Skin?
Microdermabrasion can cause minor temporary discomfort. You may feel slight pain during the procedure. Some patients report feeling tingling sensations in their hands and feet. Your dermatologist will apply numbing cream to your skin prior to the procedure.
Microdermabrasions are a safe way to remove damaged skin cells and smooth out rough areas of the face. They are especially helpful for treating acne scars. If you want to learn more about how they work and what results you can expect, call us today!