Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation which helps slough the dead skin cells of your skin. Microdermabrsion cannot treat deep acne scars. This is a superficial treatment to treat upper layer of the skin(epidermis). For deep acne scars you should go for dermabrasion or laser treatments. microdermabrasion is also called skin polishing because it is a superficial treatment. It is useful to treat superficial acne scars and hyper pigmentation. Never go for microdermabrasion treatment if you have active acne. In many case, People with moderate ice pick scars also achieve great result with microdermabrasion treatment and get smoother, tone and better skin texture and complexion. People with superficial scars and hyper pigmentation achieve desired result after very first or second treatments. However many people gain satisfying results after 12 to 15 treatments.
This is totally different from traumatic and surgical scars because these scars are normally more prominent than acne scars. It is proven that microdermabrasion is very effective for these thpe of scars. People with the traumatic or surgical scars gain good result after 4 to 5 treatments. So people with extreme acne scar cannot depend exclusively on microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion for superficial acne scars
Microdermabrasion is not only performed by physicians but also done by aestheticians. Nowadays many spas and clinics also provide microdermabrasion treatment.
There are many type of microdermabrasion but all of these called ‘sand blasting’ the skin and clean up the skin pores. There are so many mediums used in this treatment like aluminium oxide crystals, sodium chloride crystals, sodium bicarbonate crystals, various organic grains, bristle tips and diamond tips.
In last few years microdermabrasion technologies have enhanced so it’s gives incredible results. In This treatment device utilizes a fixed-diamond tip head instead of using a micro-abrasive granule spray. The microdermabrasion machine destroys the abrasive mediums by hand piece and resurfacing the area of the skin. the abrasive mediums which used with the dead skin cells will be vacuumed and leaving your skin polished. This treatment normally takes about 30 to 60 minutes to treat and will be repeat after 2 to 3 week intervals after each treatment. Sometimes to gain better result patients are advised to combine microdermabrasion with chemical peels.
Microdermabrasion is non-surgical treatment. Patients can go through with their daily activities right after the treatment. This treatment does not need anesthesia and it suits all skin types and colours. People with sensitive skin against chemicals also go through the microdermabrasion, it is good alternative for them. Patients with isotretinoin are not advisable to go for this treatment. People with cutaneous malignancies, recent herpes outbreak, warts within the treatment area, flared rosacea, draining acne vulgaris, unstable diabetes and autoimmune disorders also not recommended for microdermabrasion. If you are going through on Retina-A therapy is also advised to stop the theraphy before 2 days of microdermabrasion.