Microdermabrsaion for Acne


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Acne is a very visible problem that affects many people when they go through puberty.  It can leave scars on the face, and can make you lose your confidence within social situations.  Many people look to treat the after-effects of acne, which can include small scars over the face that may be noticeable to others, as well as control the acne itself through the use of microdermabrasion.  Medications can be given to help with acne, and some skin treatments, such as microdermabrasion, can even help you to reduce the number of spots and prevent more from developing.  This is achieved as the antibacterial elements of microdermabrasion sweep over your skin and remove any impurities that are preventing healthy healing and clear skin.  Microdermabrasion can also help with the after-effects of acne by evening out the skin to eliminate the visual impact of small scars. 

If you opt to have microdermabrasion to help clear up your acne or reduce its visual impact, then it would be best that you have it performed by a skin specialist such as a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.  They will be highly trained and able to analyse your skin in order to best treat your acne.  If you try a home-kit for your acne then you need to be careful and not expect dramatic improvements straight away.  Home treatment kits are more gentle than clinician based ones so it might be that your treatment will make little difference, and if anything should go wrong or react differently to your expectations you won’t have someone who can offer you professional advice. 

Acne getting worse before it gets better

Immediately after your microdermabrasion treatment there is a high chance that your acne will actually seem to get worse rather than better.  You shouldn’t worry about this reaction as it is your body’s natural reaction to the treatment.  As the pores are opened up, any impurities under the surface are pushed to the top, so releasing them from deeper within your skin.  Initially this will take the seem like the acne is worse, but eventually, after this outbreak clears up, you will notice the positive changes made. 

Microdermabrasion is not suitable for acne that is being treated through medication or that is ongoing, i.e. still weeping, or severe.  Accutane, a commonly used acne medication, cannot be used when you are undergoing microdermabrasion.  This is due to the skin being a lot more sensitive when you are taking accutane, and your skin can continue to react to treatments for up to a year after you have stopped taking the drug.  Microdermabrasion is most useful for acne that has finished and has left small scars on your face, or for less serious acne sufferers.

The visible marks left on the face can cause serious concern for many acne sufferers, and can be dramatically reduced through the use of microdermabrasion.  As the treatment course continues you will be able to gradually see a reduction in the appearance of your scars, leading to a smoother and healthier appearance. 


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