Can Microdermabrasion Treat Acne?

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Woman Using Microdermabrasion to Treat Acne at Facial AestheticsIf you have chronic acne, you know how frustrating treating it can be. Battling clogged pores and oily skin with over-the-counter products and self-care remedies can seem like a never-ending battle. Microdermabrasion can help diminish the appearance of mild to moderate acne, as well as acne scars, revealing healthier, younger-looking skin beneath.

Microdermabrasion for Acne & Acne Scars

Microdermabrasion is a safe, non-surgical treatment that improves your skin’s tone and texture. During your treatment, our medical aestheticians use either a stream of crystals or a diamond-tipped device to gently sand and polish your skin.

By removing your outermost layer of dead skin cells, microdermabrasion:

  • Increases circulation
  • Improves skin cell function
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Cleanses pores and reduces pore size

This makes microdermabraion effective for treating mild to moderate acne caused by excess oil production and congested hair follicles. Microdermabraion exfoliates your skin, helping to suction away blackheads and reduce the appearance of acne scars, discolorations and pick marks. The result is not only clearer skin, but a brighter, more youthful complexion overall.

Since microdermabrasion clears out your pores, your skin may be red and tender immediately after treatment. Keeping areas moist and avoiding the sun may alleviate these symptoms.

In addition, your acne may temporarily worsen following microdermabrasion. This will usually subside within a week, after which time you’ll begin to see positive results and suppler skin.

Having clean skin before treatment can help reduce the risk of your acne temporarily worsening, as can continuing to regularly cleanse your skin after treatment. Our medical aestheticians will advise you on how to best care for your skin following microdermabraion.

It’s important to note that microdermabrasion is not suitable for all types of acne. It cannot treat acne caused by hormones or bacteria. It’s also not recommended for active acne since exfoliation can cause acne to spread and become more inflamed.

Combining Microdermabrasion With Other Acne Treatments

While microdermabrasion can be beneficial for some types of acne, you may still need other acne treatments to fully address your skincare needs. Medical facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, topical solutions and LED skin treatments can supplement microdermabrasion for more effective results. Our medical aestheticians will work with you to determine which options are best, allowing you to take a holistic approach to your skin.

Preventing Acne With Microdermabrasion

Microdermabraion can be used as a preventative measure against acne as well. It’s also recommended for those looking to maintain a fresh, glowing look. In addition to some forms of acne, microdermabraion can help treat:

  • Age and sun spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin texture

Bi-monthly microdermabrasion treatments can help you maintain a radiant appearance, as can complementing your treatments with moisturizers and additional facial procedures.

Microdermabrasion & Acne Treatments in Denver

You deserve to feel comfortable in your skin — don’t let acne and other skincare issues stand in your way. Call our Denver office at 303-377-2868, or our Greenwood Village office at 303-791-1820, so we can help you find the best treatments for your skin. We serve clients throughout the Denver area, including Castle Rock, Aurora and Littleton.