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Microdermabrasion For Acne Scars

Nearly everyone will experience acne blemishes and breakouts at some point in their life. While it usually occurs during puberty, the truth is that acne can appear at any age. Whether you are young, old or anywhere in between, you can still develop acne. The good news is that it typically doesn't cause any medically concerning issues, but the bad news is that it can leave behind scars for years to come. If you have scars lingering where your acne once was, keep reading to learn how microdermabrasion could offer some relief.

Microdermabrasion is a powerful skin exfoliating technique used to treat a wide variety of problems, one of which are acne scars. Basically, it uses a mechanical wand and vacuum device to blow a crystal substance (crystals, salt, diamonds, etc.) over the top layer of skin before sucking it up. This naturally pulls the top layer of skin off, leaving behind fresh, clean, rejuvenated skin. Although it's still a fairly new procedure in the cosmetic and spa treatment industry, microdermabrasion has quickly gained popularity throughout the world.

You can find microdermabrasion services offered at spa clinics, or you can opt to purchase your own kit. Buying your own kit will allow you to  perform microdermabrasion from the comfort of your own home at any time you please. In addition, you'll also end up saving money since you won't have to book multiple appointments at the local spa.

So, how is microdermabrasion able to treat acne scars? Well, to understand the answer to this question, we have to look a little deeper into what acne scars are. The fact is that there are several different types of acne scars, but nearly all of them are produced from the inflamed skin forcing an excess production of collagen. When acne lesions appear, the skin's natural defense mechanism to produce more collagen. Small amounts of additional collagen won't cause any serious issues, but too much will result in scarring.

A microdermabrasion treatment will gently exfoliate the skin and pull off the top dermis layer where the majority of collagen is located. Some people may experience a slight tingling sensation while the treatment is being performed, which is a sign that it's working. The crystal substance that's blown over the top layer of skin is naturally abrasive enough so that it will pull off any dead skin. This is what creates the tingling sensation. When the procedure is finished, you'll be left with clean, youthful skin with reduced acne scarring.

You'll likely need several microdermabrasion treatments to see any noticeable difference in your acne scarring. Don't give give up and throw in the towel if you aren't seeing results after just one use. Stay persistent and continue your microdermabrasion treatments each week. Before long, you'll notice your acne scars reducing in size and visibility, and you'll have smoother, softer skin as a result. These are just a few of the many reasons why you should invest in a home microdermabrasion machine.