Can Microdermabrasion Minimize Acne Scars?

As the most common skin disorder in the U.S., acne impacts as many as 50 million Americans per year. Unfortunately, even after acne lesions heal, they often leave behind scarring and discoloration. While some acne scars heal quickly, others may take years to fully disappear. 

Thankfully, there’s a selection of aesthetic treatments that can speed up the process of overcoming acne scars. Microdermabrasion is a popular option that works by gently exfoliating the outermost layer of skin cells. 

Why Do Acne Scars Form?

Acne scars are an unwanted, often frustrating result of acne breakouts. But, why exactly does acne cause scarring?

The culprit is inflammation in the skin’s deeper layers. When you have an active acne lesion, inflammation damages tissue beneath the surface of the skin. Namely, in the case of severe inflammatory acne, this can lead to lasting scars. 

How Microdermabrasion Helps With Acne Scarring

During microdermabrasion, a diamond tip wand is used to gently slough off the outer layer of the epidermis. The microdermabrasion wand simultaneously exfoliates and vacuums away the dead skin cells. 

This safe, non-invasive process works by smoothing out the texture of the skin while stimulating the development of new, healthy skin cells. As these new skin cells replace the dead, damaged skin cells, you’ll notice an improvement in the depth and discoloration of acne scarring. 

Additionally, microdermabrasion can prevent future acne breakouts by eliminating dead skin cells and excess sebum that may clog pores. 

Schedule Your Microdermabrasion Appointment Today!

Microdermabrasion is a safe acne scarring treatment that’s well-tolerated by most skin types. Additionally, it requires no downtime, so you can get back to your regular activities immediately after your microdermabrasion sessions. 

To learn more about microdermabrasion and other available treatments for acne scarring, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics and Wellness today!