Relieve Yourself of Acne and Acne Scar Through Microdermabrasion

woman suffering from acne

Acne comes in many forms and land on many parts of the body. The most common and annoying place happens to be your face.

There are many methods of acne treatment that exists today. The unfortunate truth is that most of them have side effects and can damage the skin permanently. Luckily for us, we live in the 21st century. There are much more advanced and safer skin care methods existing these days.

One of the best acne treatment methods is called microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion allows you to exfoliate the top layer of your skin, purging the dead skin and targeting your acne. Thus, if you have acne-prone skin, you can use microdermabrasion for acne scars marks or acne-prone areas. It also performs well in clearing most skin-related problems such as deep scars and blackheads. 

For today, we will focus on the perks it provides to treat acne problems. Read on to find out how to relieve yourself of those disheartening spots today!

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Benefits of Microdermabrasion For Acne and Scars

Increased Blood Circulation – When the microdermabrasion takes off the top layer of your skin, your body responds by increasing collagen production to heal the skin faster. This process causes them to clear up at a much faster rate compared to normal. 

Quickened Skin Repair – As mentioned in the above paragraph, the increased levels of collagen cause your skin to grow back and heal faster. It also strengthens the connection between each skin cell, tightening your skin. This reduces sagging and even helps to hide scarring, if not completely removing it!

Reduces Pore Size – One issue with dealing with the acne on your own is that your pore will be left enlarged and wide open for more dirt and oil to get in. The microdermabrasion process helps to reduce the size of your pores back to its original size. This allows it to remain healthy and protected from further grime which will prevent acne and blackhead from developing.

Safety – Microdermabrasion’s most appealing benefit is that there are no dangerous risks, minimal discomfort while achieving better results as compared to other acne treatments. Assuming you go through professional assistance, other than bad hygiene practices, the worst thing that might happen is that your skin gets a bit red for a day.

There are plenty more perks where microdermabrasion is concerned, but these are the main ones that pertain to acne and scars.

Microdermabrasion and Active Acne

There are two types of acne, one being the active acne, and the other being non-active (cystic acne). Active acne are those that are ready to burst if you apply too much pressure on them, If it is full of puss, hold off on getting a microdermabrasion treatment.

If you remove the surface layer of your skin cells when an active acne is present, it will burst and spread the infectious pus over the area. Not only will your machine get grime on it, but the clean pores in its surrounding will likely get infected as well, causing it to spread.

Instead, keep the area as clean as you can while treating the rest of it. After a couple of weeks, it should be normalized, and you can treat it too.

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Microdermabrasion Treatment Costs

If you plan to get professional treatments done by a doctor, you’ll find that it costs somewhere between $200 and $300. While this seems expensive, the effects on the acne alone aren’t all you will gain from it.

However, there’s a good chance that after getting the procedure done once, you’ll want to do it another time. You may need to go back once or twice a month to get the best results.

If you can’t afford that much, there is a cheaper solution. You can buy your own, hand-held microdermabrasion machine. Most of these will cost somewhere between $100 to $300. I would suggest getting a high-quality machine over a cheap one considering you’re going to use it for your facial skin care routine.

Using a microdermabrasion machine on your own isn’t as difficult as it sounds. For one, you know who’s been using it and that it’s perfectly sanitary. (Or it should be if you’re taking care of it well) It also means you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for every use. You may need to spend a little on maintenance now and then. However, it is a much cheaper option than going to the hospital, and you can avoid waiting in line too! Do check out the other facial benefits of microdermabrasion!