A microdermabrasion facial can help settle mild acne for clean and bright skin and complexion. It works like a deep cleansing (sucking out and mildly abrading pore obstruction) to resolve pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. The layer of skin that is removed in very fine and consists of dead skin cells that have been adding to pore obstruction and acne, so the surface is not damaged in the process.
Microdermabrasion for Acne
A series of microdermabrasion facial treatments are required, spaced one to four weeks apart. (Depending on the severity of the congestion.) After each session, you will notice a gradual clearing of obstruction and settling of acne.
A study on the use of Microdermabrasion for Acne by the Ohio Medical Centre concluded that 96% of patients were pleased with their Microdermabrasion results and would recommend it to others. According to this study: “medical microdermabrasion has ‘satisfactory to excellent results’ on acne; microdermabrasion can be ‘effectively used’ to fight mild forms of acne.”
How Does Microdermabrasion for Acne Work?
Microdermabrasion for acne treatment works purely on physical abrasion and clearing of pore obstruction. When combined with other modalities such as extractions and peels the effectiveness of a microdermabrasion facial is multiplied.
What Is Involved in a Microdermabrasion Facial?
Similar to other facial treatments, a microdermabrasion facial starts with double cleansing and can be combined with peeling agents to help unblock comedones. It is not painful but may leave the skin slightly reddened. Microdermabrasion can also be combined with extraction facials if blackheads and whiteheads are predominant.
We offer a range of acne treatments, including Kleresca acne treatment for the treatment of moderate to severe and cystic acne.
We offer a free assessment with our dermal therapists for you to discuss your concerns and treatment options.