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Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars

Thankfully, there are many non-invasive treatment options that will help fade your acne scars. Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective ways to slough off the top layer of dead skin cells, rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of mild acne scars.

How Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars Works

During the microdermabrasion acne scar treatment at Schweiger Dermatology in New York, one of our experienced clinical estheticians will treat your skin to a gentle mechanical exfoliation using a high-speed instrument that quickly removes the outermost layer of skin. The microdermabrasion instrument sprays small exfoliating crystals onto the skin, which helps to sand the skin and reveal a smoother, clearer layer of skin underneath. This treatment is perfect for those with residual red and brown spots left behind after active acne lesions resolve.

What is Involved with Using Microdermabrasion to Treat Acne Scars?

Painless and quick, many patients find this process to be quite relaxing—a moment of facial pampering during your day! One of our dermatology providers will treat your skin using a high speed instrument. The result: a clearer, healthier looking layer of skin emerges as the dead cells are sloughed off.  The telltale signs of acne outbreaks are significantly diminished.

Are There Side Effects to Microdermabrasion?

Immediately following the treatment your skin will actually appear brighter, more youthful looking and far more even-toned than before. Patients resume their normal activities right after they leave, and generally do so, much more confident about the look of their skin than when they came in.

What to Expect During Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars

Microdermabrasion treatments are painless and quick with no downtime, meaning you can resume your normal activities immediately. Many patients find a microdermabrasion treatment to be relaxing and enjoy the treatment. Your skin will appear brighter and more even-toned after your microdermabrasion treatment.

Caring for Your Skin After Microdermabrasion

We encourage patients to use a rich moisturizer after their microdermabrasion treatment to help hydrate their newly exfoliated skin. We also recommend the daily use of a broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect your newly revealed skin and prevent any future damage from occurring. We recommend a series of microdermabrasion treatments to patients with discoloration left behind after active acne lesions.

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