Acne scarring may present immediate cosmetic concerns long after blemishes have faded away. We understand the value of clear, radiant skin, and we develop treatment protocols around individual need. If you or a loved one are currently struggling with active breakouts, call our office. A thorough consultation and dermatologic exam can facilitate the quick-clearing you desire. If acne has left behind evidence in the form of scars, it is possible to revitalize your skin with professional care. Here, we want to discuss the benefits of microdermabrasion treatments for acne scarring.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a form of manual exfoliation, a crucial treatment for vibrant, healthy skin. The process of exfoliating the skin’s surface with microdermabrasion involves gentle abrasion with tiny crystal particles. These microscopic granules, when they contact the skin, disrupting the layer of dead and damaged cells that make up the outermost layer of epidermal tissue. As quickly as particles hit the skin, they are suctioned away from the surface, along with the cells that dull complexion.
How Microdermabrasion Works on Acne Scars
The primary benefit of microdermabrasion is the immediate renewal of vibrancy. Secondary to that, this process also facilitates cellular turnover. You may be aware that there are many layers to your skin. Below the surface, cells damaged by bacteria or the sun are making their way outward. When the turnover process is expedited with manual exfoliation, we get through damage more quickly, and on to healthy, smooth skin.
Acne scarring has been notoriously difficult to address, even with professional care. This is why it is vital to see a dermatologist right away if acne becomes severe, or does not clear up after a few weeks of using over-the-counter cleansing products. Microdermabrasion has been praised for restoring skin to a healthier appearance, but this can take time. Depending on the depth of scars, weekly treatments may continue for several months. Additional treatments may also be considered, such as chemical peels or dermal fillers to immediately reduce the appearance of scars.
Your NYC dermatologist has solutions for improving the appearance of your skin. For more information about treatments for acne scarring, call 212-288-0060.