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Microdermabrasion for Scar Reduction


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Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment for acne scarring, as it can improve the appearance of the scars while also promoting better overall skin health.

Microdermabrasion works by blasting a stream of crystals over the skin or by the use of a tool that removes the top layer of skin, creating a stronger form of exfoliation than you can achieve at home using creams.  This allows any sunken scars to be elevated to the top layer of skin, making them less visible, and can help with raised scars and any discolouration.  Microdermabrasion is a popular method for skin improvement, available at many beauty clinics across the country.  Generally people look to it for help with small chicken-pox or acne scars. 

After effects

Microdermabrasion can lead your skin to feel sore for a couple of weeks afterwards, and cannot be used if you have ongoing acne or some other skin problems.  Some forms of microdermabrasion may require light anaesthetic injections which will mean that you cannot drive after the procedure, although normally this is not necessary. 

Contraindictions for Microdermabrasion

Some skin conditions cannot be treated using microdermabrasion, and in the case of scars, keloid scars ought not to be treated using this method.  They can get worse following microdermabrasion.  Instead you ought to seek the advise of your GP.  Likewise if you suffer from other skin conditions such as roseacea or acne. 


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