Does microdermabrasion work for acne? If so, what are the side effects of the treatment?

Does microdermabrasion affect mild scarring and facial redness due to acne? What are the side effects on type 4 skin? Are the effects, including redness, temporary or permanent?

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Microdermabrasion is a mild exfoliating treatment. Because dead skin is removed, this forces the body to produce a new protective layer of dead skin, which in turn increases the rate at which the body produces new skin cells and get rid of old (red or brown) scarring. So, the short answer is yes, microdermabraion can help resolve colored acne scarring.

Textured acne scarring (indentations and pits) will not be improve with microderm and you would need another option like laser resurfacing, punch excision or subcision.

Published on Apr 22, 2016

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Microdermabrasion is a mild exfoliating treatment. Because dead skin is removed, this forces the body to produce a new protective layer of dead skin, which in turn increases the rate at which the body produces new skin cells and get rid of old (red or brown) scarring. So, the short answer is yes, microdermabraion can help resolve colored acne scarring.

Textured acne scarring (indentations and pits) will not be improve with microderm and you would need another option like laser resurfacing, punch excision or subcision.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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