Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that gently exfoliates the skin to reveal a new and healthy layer underneath. What this essentially means is that a device is used to slough away dead skin cells, leaving you with brighter and smoother skin. Since this cosmetic treatment only affects the very top layers of skin, it can be used to address superficial conditions such as fine lines, minor scarring, sun damage and enlarged pores. Microdermabrasion for acne has been shown to be very effective as well.
About Microdermabrasion for Acne
This treatment is performed in the comfort of our office without the need for anesthesia. During the treatment, a special device is used to gently remove the dead skin cells in order to reveal the fresh, new skin beneath. It is great for addressing acne-prone skin, as well as filling in acne scars. There is no need for extensive downtime. In fact, you can return to work or your regular activities right away if you’d like.
Microdermabrasion has a wide variety of uses, but it is best for skin conditions affecting the surface layers of skin. Mild acne, superficial acne scars and some skin discoloration due to breakouts should respond well to microdermabrasion treatments. Unlike some types of skin resurfacing or rejuvenation, microdermabrasion for acne is an appropriate treatment for all skin tones, from pale to dark. The face is the most commonly treated area with this procedure.
A Note About Aftercare
After your microdermabrasion treatment session, you can return to your everyday activities immediately. However, you will want to use sunscreen in order to protect the newly exposed and sensitive skin layer. It is important to follow the practitioner’s aftercare instructions for optimal results. Skin cells have a turnover rate of about one month, so you will likely need to return for maintenance sessions in order to achieve the desired results and/or maintain the results. However, this will depend on preferences and your unique wants and needs.
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Microdermabrasion is an extremely convenient method for lessening acne scarring and mild cases of breakouts. It’s also perfect for brightening a dull complexion, evening skin tone and reducing fine lines, among other unwanted skin conditions. You can learn more about microdermabrasion for acne during a consultation at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!