Acne is a condition that results in skin discoloration, and this hyperpigmentation can remain even if the individual is no longer suffering from outbreaks. As we continue to age and mature, the skin tone where acne outbreaks occurred years before is noticeably different from the tone of the surrounding tissue. We call these acne scars. Stimulating healthy tissue replacement that decreases the visibility of these acne scars can be accomplished through a series of microdermabrasion treatments.
When we consult with clients who bring us their concerns about uneven skin tone caused by acne scars, we often recommend microdermabrasion because it is minimally invasive and gentler than other procedures. Unlike traditional dermabrasion, microdermabrasion doesn’t treat the dermal layer directly. Instead, it gently removes the epidermal layer a little at a time. The body responds to these treatments by increasing collagen production while at the same time building up a newer, healthier epidermal layer.
Acne affects most individuals during their teen years. The outbreaks actually damage the dermal and epidermal layers resulting in reddened or darkened patches. Microdermabrasion can kickstart a rejuvenation process in which healthier cell growth is promoted, and at the same time, the procedure opens up clogged pores and allows the skin to breathe properly.
How Microdermabrasion Treatments Are Performed
We use a handheld instrument that sends pressurized air over the surface of the skin. The air contains tiny aluminum oxide particles. These crystals act as a gentle abrasive that slowly strips away the epidermal layer. About five or six treatments, spaced apart over a period of a month or two, is usually sufficient enough to remove all of the epidermis and stimulate new tissue growth.
Clearer, More Evenly Toned Skin
After a series of treatments, the skin is now smoother and there are fewer wrinkles and less prominent acne scar discolorations. At the same time, the new epidermal layer is healthier than what it replaced, so acne scars are less noticeable. Most of our clients need not undergo a secondary series of treatments for many months after the first series has been completed.
Learn More About Microdermabrasion Treatments
Even if you still have acne outbreaks, microdermabrasion can help. If you’re suffering from the appearance of acne scars, consult with us at Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss to learn just how microdermabrasion treatments can help clear up the skin surface. Our office is located in Evansville, IN. It’s time to regain a more youthful appearance, and microdermabrasion can accomplish just that.