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Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars
September 28, 2018
Acne is the blight that keeps on giving (grief, that is). After the active breakout is gone, it can leave behind lifelong memories in the form of scars. And if getting older wasn’t upsetting enough, it can also make acne scars more noticeable. Age-related loss of collagen and sun exposure only make these marks more obvious.
If you have acne scars, you do have treatment options. One of them is microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion gently but effectively removes dead, aged skin cells. This reveals younger, fresher skin. It leaves the face with remarkable smoothness, firmness, softness and radiance. This regeneration also removes old, scarred skin.
Types of Acne Scars
Microdermabrasion is ideal for certain varieties of ‘depressed’ scars. These are scars that have left the skin ‘pitted’. If the scar goes much deeper than the epidermis, microdermabrasion is less likely to work well.
How It Works
At SISU, we administer microdermabrasion using a high-tech machine that exfoliates and buffs the skin. This innovative tool utilises crushed crystals to remove dead layers of skin, while simultaneously vacuuming away dead skin cells. There is no recovery time, as microdermabrasion is gentle enough even for sensitive skin.
Microdermabrasion’s impressive impact lasts for weeks afterward. This is because the regeneration and production of skin-firming collagen surges during this time. Combining microdermabrasion with other treatments, such as chemical peels, can accelerate improvements.
The powerful exfoliation of microdermabrasion will make skin more sensitive to sunlight. So when being treated it is crucial to wear sunscreen every day. To avoid burns and sun damage, you should wear plenty of SPF. You should also reapply it every two hours and after swimming or sweating. Your SISU therapist can recommend the best clinical-grade skin care for you, including AlumierMD sunscreens.
Microdermabrasion can also help avoid future acne scarring. It reduces excess oil and removes dead skin cells that would otherwise clog pores. The result: Elimination of breakouts in the first place. No acne means no additional acne scarring.
To find out more about microdermabrasion or to book your free consultation, send us a note or give us a call. We’d love to help make your acne scarring a thing of the past – and give you a brighter, more confident future.
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