Acne scars are one of the biggest complaints we see from clients in the skin care profession. They can wreak havoc on your self-confidence and feel like an uphill battle you can never win.
Fortunately, some things can be done to diminish the appearance of certain types of acne scars. One of the most beneficial ways to improve your acne scars is to try a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
What is microdermabrasion treatment?
A microdermabrasion treatment uses abrasive crystals and a diamond tip wand to deeply exfoliate the outer layer of your skin. A dermatologist or skin care professional will use a small device, which feels a little bit like rubbing sandpaper across your skin, to remove dead cells and smooth imperfections.
The purpose of these treatments is to leave your complexion bright and healthy while smoothing out skin and reducing surface-level lines, wrinkles, and scarring.
How does microdermabrasion help acne scars?
Since microderms remove the dead skin cells and the outer layer of your epidermis, it's also highly effective at removing specific types of acne scars. It works best for flat, depressed acne scars that exist on the outer surface of your skin. Unfortunately, this treatment likely won't help for the deeper ice pick acne scars.
It's worth keeping in mind that one treatment probably won't make much of a difference. Of course, you will see and feel a difference in your skin after one treatment, but acne scars are a little more of an uphill battle. You may have to get a series of treatments, which range from three to six, to see a remarkable difference.
What are the side effects?
It's a simple process that you can do at any time, with no downtime and little side effects. The only thing you have to be aware of is that it leaves your skin vulnerable to UV rays and highly sensitive to the sun. You'll want to use plenty of SPF and your regular moisturizer, especially in the days immediately following a procedure.
If you're looking for a way to lighten your acne scars or get rid of them completely, a series of microdermabrasion treatments might be your best bet. Not only can it help with acne scarring, but it can help treat issues with acne and keep your skin from breaking out in the future.
Talk to a skin care professional about your skin care goals and see if this treatment will work for you.
Interested in hearing more about microderm treatments for acne scars? Contact Delaree at Perfect Vous to schedule a consultation or appointment.