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Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Micro-dermabrasion is best suited for removal of dead cells from the skin surface.
Does not go deep enough to effectively reduce the depth of scarring or produce an adequate reaction under the skin to help smooth the base.

In brief: Usually not

Micro-dermabrasion is best suited for removal of dead cells from the skin surface.
Does not go deep enough to effectively reduce the depth of scarring or produce an adequate reaction under the skin to help smooth the base.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Not unless combined with other treatments.

In brief: No

Not unless combined with other treatments.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

It will smooth the skin but not help with scarring to any significant degree.
Dermabrasion is great for more severe scars (acne or otherwise) but should not be used with active acne. Depending on the depth of scar and location, other options exist as well.

In brief: No

It will smooth the skin but not help with scarring to any significant degree.
Dermabrasion is great for more severe scars (acne or otherwise) but should not be used with active acne. Depending on the depth of scar and location, other options exist as well.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: For minor irregular

Microdermabrasion is essentially an advanced exfoliative techniques and will only correct very minor and superficial irregularities.
Traditional dermabrasion with fat grafting is more likely to produce improved results.

In brief: For minor irregular

Microdermabrasion is essentially an advanced exfoliative techniques and will only correct very minor and superficial irregularities.
Traditional dermabrasion with fat grafting is more likely to produce improved results.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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