Can microdermabrasion be used for scars?
I just watched a youtube video about a girls experience with microdermabrasion and it looked super simple. Can this procedure be used to treat scars on my face? I have a few scars from birth and then a couple acne scars from my puberty days. Any advice here would be much appreciated.
Yes, microdermabrasion can be used to treat scars. I had acne scars when I was a teenager. I thought it was because of dirty pillowcases and my habit of scratching my face whenever I was studying. Searching for the ultimate facial treatment became my obsession back then, but I never found the right treatment. Facial soaps skinned my face and caused me to develop acne of the painful type. Facial creams gave me eyelid infection. In my panic, I started attempting to squeeze my acne away with my fingernails. It wasn't the best thing to do. I should've left my acne that way. Long story short, I grew up having horrid acne scars. They made me look so old. Then I heard about microdermabrasion being able to gradually remove acne scars, so I tried it out. It did lessen my scars, but I needed more sessions to completely remove it. Then I learned about All Purpose Hydroquinone Cream. It removed my acne scars. In the end, the removal of my acne scars was caused by both microdermabrasion and a cream.
I had a severe bout of acne a few years ago. While time did lighten them, the acne scarring is still noticeable. I decided to do something about the scarring. I scheduled an appointment with a dermatologist to examine the marks. Because it was shallow, microdermabrasion was a suggested treatment. Microdermabrasion can remove scars that result from acne, accidents, or surgery. I was told that microdermabrasion would remove dead skin cells from my face and smooth and flatten my scars. I did see some improvement after my first treatment, but I already knew I would need several to completely remove my scars. After four treatments, I was happy to see that my scars were extremely faded and basically not noticeable.
It really depends on how deep the scars are. I started microdermabrasion treatments to try to clear up a prolonged episode of acne that developed out of nowhere. I had pretty severe acne as a teenage but hadn't had any problems for years. After a few sessions, my face looked much younger, and my acne cleared up. By about the sixth or seventh session, I noticed that some of my old acne scars had started to fade, and some even disappeared. This was a nice surprise, but there was not a huge difference to some of the deeper scars. Microdermabrasion also helped to minimize a raised scar that I had from childhood. My dermatologist thinks that, as I keep up with monthly treatments, these scars will continue to fade. Chemical peels and laser treatments are also an option for deep acne scarring.