Acne scars can be one of the most frustrating skin concerns you’ve experienced. Even with the best skincare products, it can be notoriously difficult to find results. It can also seem daunting to consider professional-grade treatments, but it’s important to know that the best results come from the best treatment options. If you’re hoping for clear, healthy skin after fighting breakouts, then our skincare team can help. Here’s what to know about one of our most cost-effective and low-hassle options, microdermabrasion.

What are acne scars?

Acne scars are the result of breakouts. They can come in many different forms, and they can even be pigmented or textured. They happen when inflammation damages the surrounding skin, resulting in scar tissue. Some people are more prone to acne scars, but certain lifestyle factors like your skincare regimen or sun exposure can make acne scars more noticeable.

What does microdermabrasion do?

Microdermabrasion is a process of deeply exfoliating the skin to remove debris and dead skin cells. It’s performed by a skincare specialist using a small handpiece with a rough diamond tip on it. The benefits of microdermabrasion for acne scars are twofold – it can remove dead skin cells and prevent future breakouts while also stimulating the growth of new collagen and healthy skin cells. The result is clear, healthy skin free of acne scars with a reduction in texture and pigmentation.

Does microdermabrasion work for all acne scars?

There are a few different types of acne scars. One category is depressed acne scars, which are small pits in the skin. In severe cases, they can be called “ice pick scars” which are deep. Another category is raised acne scars, and these form bumps on the skin. In either case, acne scars can be pigmented or unpigmented.

Microdermabrasion works best for depressed acne scars, but you may need to explore other options if you have ice pick scars since these can require more aggressive treatment.

How many treatments do I need?

This can be unique to your skincare needs. During a consultation with our skincare experts, you’ll create a customized treatment plan based on factors like your goals, skincare habits, and existing concerns. In general, most patients need at least 5 treatments for effective acne scar treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about your acne scar options is by meeting with an experienced skincare expert. At Envee Aesthetic Skin Care, we offer leading options for clear, healthy skin. To get started, we invite you to contact our Bloomfield Hills office by calling or filling out our online form.