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Ask a Dermatologist: What does microdermabrasion do for acne scars?


Ask a Dermatologist: What does microdermabrasion do for acne scars?

Board-certified dermatologist M. Laurin Council, MD, FAAD, explains how microdermabrasion is used to treat acne scars.

What does microdermabrasion do for acne scars?

Board-certified dermatologist M. Laurin Council, MD, FAAD, explains how microdermabrasion is used to treat acne scars. 

Microdermabrasion is a type of exfoliation treatment that you can receive. While some patients do like the way that microdermabrasion makes their skin look and feel, it does not address deep scars caused by acne.

Patients who suffer from deep acne scars really should see a board-certified dermatologist to discuss their options. They usually will require resurfacing laser or sometimes some dermal fillers, or chemical peels as opposed to only microdermabrasion for treatment.

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