Treating Acne Scars
Orlando, Fla. — If you have a son or daughter seeking to look their best for her/his senior prom you could consider microdermabrasion as a possible good solution for the acne scars that really annoy them. Always keep in mind that an evaluation and initial consultation by your medical aesthetician is mandatory, for a proper assessment of best treatments available for each particular case.
Microdermabrasion can be used to treat acne and the scars that acne causes. Microdermabrasion treatments can eliminate or greatly reduce the appearance of lighter scarring. However, for deep acne scars microdermabrasion may not be able to provide desired results. Deeper scars can usually be effectively treated with an acne chemical peel. Patients with active acne in some cases could also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments, which exfoliates the skin and clears clogged pores of oil and dirt. Your medical aesthetician should determine whether a patient's acne or acne scars can be effectively treated with microdermabrasion, because the polishing action of the crystal and the removal of skin cells could in some cases aggravate acne.
A course of microdermabrasion can be used to give your skin a healthy glow or to target more specific requirements in addition to acne, such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and sun damage. After the treatment, your skin will continue to improve due to increased collagen & elastin production.
Microdermabrasion is a painless, noninvasive, skin-rejuvenation procedure that uses a combination of fine abrasive tip or crystals and vacuum suction applied to the skin. There are no needles or anesthetics required for microdermabrasion. Because microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure, it requires zero recovery time. It is often referred to as the ‘lunchtime facial’ because of its convenience and effectiveness.
It involves spraying an inert crystalline material or rubbing a so-called crystalline impregnated wand with sufficient force to dislodge superficial skin cells without damaging the deeper layers of living cells. Aside from this superficial debridement, it produces mild inflammation and temporary swelling.
The treatment settings are widely adjustable which means your medical aesthetician is able to tailor the treatment to your individual skin type and problems.
Microdermabrasion should not be confused with dermabrasion which is an invasive surgical procedure performed typically by dermatologists or plastic surgeons under local or general anesthesia. Dermabrasion is a procedure for deeper acne scars. Dermabrasion requires anesthesia and would be too painful otherwise.