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Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

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Dr. Elliot Duboys
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes & No

There are two types of acne scars.
Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion.

In brief: Yes & No

There are two types of acne scars.
Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion.
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Dr. Elliot Duboys
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Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: No

Unfortunatly, microdermabrasion will not stop, improve or prevent acne.
It is only a mild form of exfoliation.

In brief: No

Unfortunatly, microdermabrasion will not stop, improve or prevent acne.
It is only a mild form of exfoliation.
Dr. James Shire
Dr. James Shire
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Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: No

Microdermabrasion is not effective for acne scars.
Consider combination therapy for acne scars including subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. Microdermabrasion can improve skin texture and acne in some cases but its effects are limited.

In brief: No

Microdermabrasion is not effective for acne scars.
Consider combination therapy for acne scars including subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. Microdermabrasion can improve skin texture and acne in some cases but its effects are limited.
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah
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