Acne scars are leftover marks from previous breakouts. These can become more noticeable with age. Sun exposure can also make them more noticeable. But that doesn’t mean acne scars are forever.
Microdermabrasion is one of several options for scar improvement.
During your microdermabrasion treatment, your Upper Hutt Skin Specialist Nurse will use a small handheld device to gently remove the outer layer of your skin. This process will reveal the smooth, toned skin underneath.
Does it work for all acne scars?
Microdermabrasion works best for certain types of depressed acne scars, which cause pits in the skin. This treatment only works for depressed acne scars that lie flat against the epidermis. It won’t improve ice pick scars, which are deeper than other acne scars. Microdermabrasion may also be useful for people dealing with active mild-to-moderate breakouts. In addition to removing dead skin cells that can clog pores, the procedure also reduces excess oil from these pores.
If you’re dealing with a more severe breakout, talk to the Upper Hutt Skin team for other options. In these cases, microdermabrasion may exacerbate your inflammation.
Other treatment options for acne and acne scarring
Acne can cause distress and embarrassment but can be successfully treated, with the correct management to prevent breakouts which cause acne scarring. Upper Hutt Skin Clinic does an assessment and management plan with the allmedic™ range of skincare products, oral and topical therapies, Blue Light Therapy, photodynamic therapy and micro-needling for treatment of scarring.