How Does Microdermabrasion Help with Acne Scars?

Note - The speed on the video has been sped up. This is just a short snippet of the treatment demonstrating how the machine is used.

Most people dread acne breakouts not because they occur without warning but because they tend to leave unsightly scars. Acne scars are not just ugly looking but they can be an extreme mood dampener too. When you are looking forward to a weekend party or an evening out, acne scars can play real spoilsport.

What Are Acne Scars?

Skin pores sometimes become swollen due to excess oil, bacteria and dead skin cells. The pores swell to an extent that can break the follicle wall of the skin where the acne is. If it is just a small breakout, the lesions heal quickly.

However, if the break in the wall of the pore is deep, the infected material tends to spill out onto the surrounding tissue resulting in deeper lesions. Although the skin functions attempt to repair the lesions even as they are formed, the new skin fibres tend to be a colour different than the original skin tone. These marks are commonly known as acne scars.