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Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars

Acne is a common skin issue that impacts the lives of many Americans. However, in this day and age, it can be effectively treated with a wide range of procedures.

For those who are experiencing acne outbreaks or even some light acne scarring one technique that can be employed is microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical and a non-invasive procedure that instead uses a microcrystal spray. This technique helps improve skin imperfections by removing the upper layer of dead and damaged skin cells. This in turn will reveal fresher, healthier-looking skin in the individual. In addition to this, Microdermabrasion can help promote the production of new skin cells, which in turn will have a higher level of collagen, which can help improve the look of mild acne scars. Dr. Michele Green provides this along with various other acne scar treatment options in her NYC office.

The process works as follows. The microdermabrasion machine uses microscopic diamond chips to smooth away the upper layer of dead skin. We often combine microdermabrasion with oxygen facials as well to rejuevate the skin.

Microdermabrasion is great for those with an active acne condition since it exfoliates the skin and helps clear clogged pores of oil and dirt. It should be noted that this procedure is not always recommended in every acne case. In some situations microdermabrasion can aggravate the condition, however your dermatologist will be able to provide you with advice as to whether microdermabrasion is right for your acne treatment plans.

In addition to this for individuals who have deeper acne scarring such as boxcar scars and ice pick scars then microdermabrasion is not likely the best solution. The reason for this is that this particular treatment is quite gentle on the skin and other techniques such as laser treatment for acne can be much more effective in these more severe cases.

Because the microdermabrasion treatment is quite mild, Dr. Green recommends four to six sessions, spread out across two to four weeks. This course of treatments will likely give you the best results and you should expect your skin to have a much more vibrant and rejuvenated appearance. Typically most healthy individuals are ideal candidates for microdermabrasion but ultimately when you have an initial consultation with Dr. Green you will be advised whether the treatment is suitable in your own individual case.

For those who are looking for a non-invasive treatment for acne then microdermabrasion may be the solution for you. Contact us online today or call our NYC based office at 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether microdermabrasion may be right for you.

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