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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by 5147anon in Bay Area
Both light chemical peel and microdermabrasion treat only the very top layers of skin, called the epidermis. Recovery is quick with either treatment. However, acne scar treatments generally must go deeper to the dermis layer for improvement. The cosmetic method of acne scar treatment is not as important as the depth of treatment. Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon will discuss options for you. Best of luck.
Unfortunately, neither light peels nor microdermabrasion will improve acne scarring. They just don't go deep enough into the skin to affect the dermal layer of skin that is necessary to achieve improvement in scarring. Deep chemical peels, wire brush dermabrasion, ablative or nonablative fractional resurfacing, subcision, and TCA cross peeling can all help with acne scarring, but these are much more invasive than light peels or dermabrasion. Be sure to see an acne...