Microdermabrasion acne treatment is a technique of smoothing the skin and unclogging skin pores. The treatment is relatively new, but its results are more than promising.
There is even more good news for acne sufferers! Microdermabrasion is much less invasive than classical acne surgery and it offers similar results.
How does it work?
It uses a mechanical device. The Microdermabrasion acne machine is used first to clean the skin and peel out the dead cells’ layer. In doing that it clears out the blocked pores. The machine works on the same principle as a vacuum cleaner. The Microdermabrasion treatment is similar to rather gently vacuuming your skin as opposed to the cutting action of invasive surgery. The second phase of the process is spraying the skin with an aluminum oxide. This spray eliminates the outer layer of dead skin cells.
The Microdermabrasion treatment works in two ways:
1. It heals already existing acne by cleaning the pores;
2. Then by eliminating the dead skin cells’ layer, it prevents pimples from appearing. Pimples are most often caused by dead skin cells that clog the skin’s pores. When you eliminate the dead skin cells the chance of having pimples is greatly decreased.
Wait, there’s even more. Microdermabrasion does not only cure acne. A very pleasing side effect of repeating this treatment is increased smoothness of skin by removing minor skin irregularities.
How many treatments are necessary?
Usually even one Microdermabrasion treatment can give results lasting several months. However, because Microdermabrasion concentrates mostly on the effects, not the cause of acne, it is not capable of a final cure of the disease.
You can expect that you will need to repeat the treatment after six to seven months. Used with other treatments, even one “skin vacuuming” can have almost permanent results.
Are there any precautions?
As Microdermabrasion is not a surgery and there’s no anesthesia required, there are few side effects. The one warning is that the patient should not be using Ro-accutane.
Unfortunately this very effective treatment is usually not covered by health insurance. The cost of Microdermabrasion becomes an important factor when deciding on treatment.
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