Can Microdermabrasion Remove Freckles and Blackheads?

Blackheads and freckles are my only skin problems. Can microdermabrasion help remove them? I'm 19, and I'm considering going through the treatment if it can address these skin problems.

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Yes it may work but Fraxel is better

Microdermabrabion can improve the appearance of blackheads and freckles; however it usually cannot remove them completely. It is a superficial treatment to have such dramatic results. The best treatment for freckles will be IPL or fraxel laser, usually done 3-5 times. Blackheads can be manually extracted during a facial and to control them try using oil-free products, Retinoids at night and exfoliate regularly by doing a microderm or a chemical peel.

Treating freckles and blackheads

Microdermabrasion is a terrific medical spa service. Multiple treatments are necessary to acheive results. Freckles should not change significantly from this treatment. Depending upon the depth in the skin, which your skin care professional can evaluate, other treatments may help like fractional laser.

Blackheads can be treated with a combination therapy that includes microdermabrasion. Your skin care professional may combines this with other treatments like Aesthera PPX ; glycolic peels; and at home regimen.

Mark Berkowitz, MD
Sterling Heights Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Can Microdermabrasion Remove Freckles and Blackheads?

Microdermabrasion is a process of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, reduces pore size and can help eliminate dark spots and acne scarring. Microdermabrasion is great for giving your skin a deep cleanse as well as extracting impurities such as clogged pores and black heads.

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Microdermabrasion for Blackheads

Microdermabrasion is great for giving your skin a deep cleanse as well as extracting impurities such as clogged pores and black heads.

This deeply exfoliating treatment works best as a course of treatment and with a cosmeceutical branded homecare routine such as ZO or Environ.

It will have little effect on your freckles.

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Treatment for freckles and blackheads

Blackheads and clogged pores can be significantly reduced with a microdermabrasion treatment. Deeper blackheads many need to be extracted manually and a series of microdermabrasions will help keep new blackheads at bay. Microdermabrasion treatments can help lighten freckles but there are other treatments that are would be more effective such as chemical peels, IPL photofacials and other laser treatments. It is best to rely on the expertise of your skin aesthetician to determine which option is best suited for your skin concern.

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Treatment for freckles and blackheads

Microdermabrasion is not designed to remove freckles or blackheads.  At our facility the most effective treatment for the removal of freckles is the Pearl laser treatment.  For the removal of the blackheads our estheticians are trained to extract blackheads without damaging the skin .

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Microdermabrasion is an affective manual exfoliator

Microdermabrasion is not the most affective treatment for blackheads and freckles.

For treatment of blackheads, a chemical peels is more affective. To treatment freckles laser treatments such as the IPL / Limelight procedure is much more affective.  

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Microdermabrasion and freckles, sunspots

Microdermabrasion is an effective mechanical exfoliative technique to improve complexion. However, microdermabrasion will not address freckling and dermal pigmentation. Treatment of these conditions can be acheived by deeper chemical peels, laser treatment of sunspots, and topical creams.

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