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March 13, 2018 | Microdermabrasion

Can Microdermabrasion Help Acne?


Beauty smiling model with natural make up and long eyelashesAcne is often thought of as a teenage ailment, but it can even plague you into adulthood. Acne can be caused by excess oil that leads to clogged hair follicles and pores, bacteria that enters your pores, or hormones. It can present itself in multiple ways, from blackheads to whiteheads, and also as red, raised pimples. Acne can be a stressful condition to manage, and sometimes extremely difficult to treat. While there are many at-home options and medicated treatments, you will likely not see the results you desire. If you are suffering from acne that does not respond to creams and other over-the-counter remedies, consider microdermabrasion to finally rid yourself of acne and keep your skin healthy and smooth.

How Does It Work?

Microdermabrasion is an outpatient procedure that does not require the use of anesthesia. Once you have scheduled an appointment, our experts will use a special device to spray jets of organic particles that effectively exfoliate the upper layers of your skin. The device will then suction away the particles, while also removing dead skin and impurities to reveal the smooth layer of skin underneath.

You will most likely experience some swelling, redness, and bruising, though they should dissipate quickly after treatment. You may also experience an increase in acne activity, but this is temporary. If you have concerns about your recovery, please contact our office.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion for Acne

Removal of Blackheads

As the particles are sprayed across your face, it works to remove the tops of blackheads. Then, as the device suctions, it’s able to reach into the skin and suction out the remaining dirt and oil. Additional treatments can help lessen the recurrence of blackheads.

Reduce Pore Size

Microdermabrasion can also help increase the production of collagen in your skin. This protein strengthens your skin, maintains its elasticity while aiding in cell production to replace dead skin cells. When collagen production decreases, the skin around your pores can relax, causing them to enlarge. The stimulation of collagen production after microdermabrasion helps to tighten the skin back around the pores, reducing their size.

Removal of Light Scarring

If you have light scarring from previous acne breakouts, microdermabrasion can help make them less visible. Superficial scarring is confined to the upper layers of the skin and can be removed with microdermabrasion treatments. While multiple procedures may be needed to fully remove the appearance of scarring, you will likely see improvement after just a few sessions. Microdermabrasion will not work for deep acne scars.

Maintain Overall Skin Health

An increase in collagen production will help strengthen your skin and regain its elasticity, making you appear younger. Collagen’s role in the production of new skin cells also helps your skin maintain its sheen as dead skin cells are removed. Collagen production can also prevent lines and wrinkles from reappearing after a microdermabrasion treatment.

Microdermabrasion for acne is not the right treatment for everyone. If you are handling an active outbreak with inflamed pimples, your microdermabrasion treatment should wait until the inflammation has dissipated. Our expert staff can help determine if this treatment is right for you.

To discuss how microdermabrasion can help manage your acne, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. The PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery office can be reached at (813) 400-1465.

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