Acne is a problem largely associated with one’s teen years. Many adults, however, are not immune to the many woes of acne, either. Acne is usually associated with a whole host of other skin issues, including scarring, oily skin, rough and uneven patches, and large pores. Luckily for some, microdermabrasion may be the solution that a lot of acne sufferers have been seeking. Read on to learn more about the microdermabrasion procedure, and if it may be the solution for you.
The Microdermabrasion Treatment
Microdermabrasion utilizes a special hand-held device that emits an even stream of fine crystals, vacuuming up the resulting used crystals and abraded dead skin cells. The treatment removes a very thin part of the skin’s uppermost layer, revealing fresh and rejuvenated skin that has been trapped underneath. The microdermabrasion treatment accelerates the skin’s turnover process, increasing circulation, smoothing out mild scarring and discoloration, and unclogging pores. The treatment is painless and the patient is able to resume normal activities immediately.
Types of Acne that Respond Best
If your acne is active and inflammatory, we do not recommend microdermabrasion, or any form of scrubbing or exfoliating for that matter, as it can worsen your acne. However, microdermabrasion works very well for those with non-inflammatory forms of acne including whiteheads and blackheads. When you come in for a consultation, be sure to mention if you are taking any oral or topical medications for your skin, as this may affect your candidacy for this treatment. Additionally, microdermabrasion is not recommended for those with Rosacea or very sensitive skin.
Transform Your Skin
You may feel that you are stuck with your lackluster skin. You don’t have to get used to it if you don’t like it! Microdermabrasion may be the solution to your acne, and can improve other skin issues to help you put your best face forward. Feel free to call us today to find out if microdermabrasion is right for you.