Do you struggle with acne scars and want to see a safe, effective treatment option that can allow you to erase them without putting your skin through any more torment? Why not try microdermabrasion?
Dr. Michael K. Obeng and the rest of us at his Beverly Hills, CA office want to help you get rid of your acne scars and allow your skin to look the way you’ve always wanted it to: clear, healthy, and vibrant.
What is microdermabrasion and how does it work?
Microdermabrasion is a treatment option for acne scars and other skin issues that lie on the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer. The treatment involves the use of a handheld device that sprays extremely small crystals onto the skin. The tiny crystals exfoliate and remove the skin on the surface, creating a more even, clear skin texture as well as getting rid of surface-level acne scars.
Why should I consider microdermabrasion for acne scar treatment?
For one, this treatment is minimally invasive and causes little to no pain. Most patients don’t even require numbing cream; those who choose a more intensive treatment, like dermabrasion, will need this extra step. Also, microdermabrasion has very few side effects, and it requires very little downtime. It’s unlikely that you will experience anything worse than a little redness after a treatment, and the initial effects fade quickly.
In addition, microdermabrasion is touted over its more intensive cousin, dermabrasion, because it is more accessible to all different types of individuals. People of all skin colors, tones, and textures usually see better results from microdermabrasion than from other procedures, although it’s still important to talk to Dr. Obeng about what you should expect from the procedure for your particular needs, skin type, etc.
Does microdermabrasion work on all acne scars?
Unfortunately, no. The best microdermabrasion effects occur when the procedure is used on what are called depressed acne scars. These are the scars that cause small pits on the surface of the skin. Deeper scars like an ice pick and boxcar scars, for example, cannot be treated with microdermabrasion, as they penetrate below the epidermis and cannot be reached with this surface-level procedure.
Will I need multiple treatments to minimize my acne scars?
In most cases, yes. You shouldn’t expect microdermabrasion to completely erase your acne scars with just one treatment. But, after several procedures, your acne scars will begin to fade, and your skin will take on a more permanent, even tone. Most people are able to get microdermabrasion treatments every three or four weeks.
Microdermabrasion can help your acne scars
You may have felt like you’ll have to live with acne scars all your life, but this isn’t so! Microdermabrasion can actually minimize your acne scars and allow your skin to take on a healthier, clearer look as well. Call 310-736-3950 today to set up an appointment at our Beverly Hills office. We can’t wait to help you get the look you’ve always dreamed of and say goodbye to those acne scars, once and for all!