Does microdermabrasion help remove acne scars?

Not really. True microdermabrasion is limited to the epidermis whereas acne disease truly occurs in the deep dermis. Microdermabrasion is a slightly more agressive form of exfoliation and may help to remove superficial irregularities and pigment. Dermabrasion extends to the dermis and may help to improve superficial scarring.

Related Questions

Will microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or exfoliation help remove acne scars?

No, Maybe, No. Microdermabrasion will have little effect on acne scars, as it is a superficial "buffing" of the skin. You may note a temporary improvement in texture which is not permanent. Dermabrasion can help in some cases of acne scars. However, care must be taken in to avoid hypo/hyperpigmentation and further scarring. It is best used in combination with other treatments. Exfoliation won't help scars. Read more...
Dermabrasion is best. Microdermabrasion and any kind of topical exfoliant (technique, scrub, or product) will not yield any visible improvement. Actual tissue removal via dermabrasion, chemical peeling, or laser resurfacing will be needed to create any degree of improvement. None of these techniques can completely remove or eliminate scars, but >50% improvement is possible with expertly-performed surgery. Dr. Tholen. Read more...
Dermabrasion - Yes. Dermabrasion, medium/ deep chemical peels and laser resurfacing can help acne scars. The amount of benefit depends on the aggressiveness of the treatment and severity of scarring. Often, multiple treatments are required. Microderm and exfoliation will not help. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. Read more...

Could microdermabrasion help remove my light acne scars?

May help. Very minimal scarring is helped by deep microdermabrasion treatment. For those deep or moderately deep may require a true mechanical dermabrasion where the epidermis is surgically planed and the skin resurfaces from oil glands, follicles and sweat glands. Usually done by physician due to depth of surgery and to reduce scar risk. Microdermabrasion is usually not deep enough to resolve scars. Read more...
Improve not remove. Nothing, sadly, can completely remove scars but several sessions of microdermabrasion might significantly improve your scars. It is hard to say without seeing them but you are definitely on the right track. Find an experienced plastic surgeon in your area who offers more than just one sort of treatment (laser, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, excision, etc.) and go for a consult. Read more...
No. Microdermabrasion is a superficial treatment that may leave your skin glowing and may even cause a slight thickening of the dermis (thick layer of skin below the much thinner outer protective layer) but these treatments do not remove acne scars. Various fractional lasers are very helpful for improving acne scarring. Read more...
Answer is collagen. To improve acne scarring you need a treatment that result in collagen formation such as laser resurfacing or chemical peel. Microdermabrasion simply "roughs up" the outer layer of the skin and does not result in any permanent change in terms of collagen formation. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. Read more...

Is the only option microdermabrasion if I want to get acne scars removed?

Acne scars. One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. Read more...

How useful is microdermabrasion on acne scars?

Not very. It may help small scars. I'm sorry you ended up with these rather than being treated effectively in the first place. If you want them made permanently less visible, get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon; even deep dermabrasion is giving way to lasers, microsurgery, and fillers that will make the scars less visible. Several hollywood leading men have kept theirs for effect; it's your choice. Read more...

How effective is microdermabrasion for acne scars?

Acne scars. One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include laser, microderm, or subscision. Read more...

Which type of microdermabrasion is better for acne scars?

Acne scars. One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include laser, microderm, or subscision. Read more...