I never really had alot of pimples when I was younger, only 1 to 2 during that time of the month but now that I'm 23, I started to have them on my cheeks, forehead & chin. When I run my fingers over the scars, I dont feel them. But they are visible cuz of discolorations (red & brown spots). Can microdermabrasion help reduce them? Is it safe to have it every week for the first 6 treatments? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!
Can Microdermabrasion Help Minimize Pimple Scars?
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Can Microdermabrasion Help Minimize Acne Scars
Acne scarring is very, very, very minimally treated with any kind of microdermabrasion. The reason is that during microdermabrasion (dermasweep, silkpeel, or traditional) no skin is removed. Silkpeel, which is microdermabrasion with infused topical solutions, can help more with the discolorations you are talking about. I usually don't recommend patients do these treatments any closer than 10 days apart, just because it really does have an irritation component to it.