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Does Microdermabrasion Treat Acne?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle skin resurfacing treatment. A diamond-tipped device is used to exfoliate the complexion by disrupting the dead, dull cells on the surface of the skin. Then, the dead cells are carefully vacuumed away, revealing fresh, smooth and healthy skin cells.

Dr. Erwin Bulan has received inquiries about recurring acne and whether treatments like microdermabrasion can help soothe it, and lighten existing acne scars. The answer is: it depends. Microdermabrasion can be helpful for individuals with a certain type of acne, and harmful for others. Continue reading