Our skin is one feature that is omnipresent throughout the body. Hence, having spick and span is what everyone desires. Unfortunately, one skin condition that makes the skin look rough and rugged is acne scars.
Acne scars are indentations and depressions in the surface of the skin that are left on the skin once active acne subsides. Although they are harmless, their appearance on the skin can be unpleasant and mentally stressing for the carrier. There are many dermatological treatments for acne scars such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and the laser treatment.
Before treating any acne scars, it is important to understand what acne is and how it forms. Acne is a medical skin condition in which oil and dead skin cells clog skin pores causing pimples, blemishes, black heads or more severe problems like nodular or cystic acne. In order to get the microdermabrasion treatment you must get rid of active acne first. Your dermatologist would prescribe antibiotics that help erase acne.
Microdermabrasion is a skin abrasion treatment that uses very tiny crystals and diamonds to peel off a very, very fine layer of skin where superficial acne scars are present. A number of sessions are required before you can see visible results. For very deep scars as well as twelve treatments may be required.
However, results are seen before the treatment as well. Before the microdermabrasion treatment patients are required to drink lots of water, avoid alcohol and smoking to keep the skin clean, healthy and well moisturized. This technique also stimulates and thickens collagen, which results in a smooth and youthful complexion.
There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion and patients describe it as a deep and soothing massage. There is no need for a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime. Those who have tried the microdermabrasion procedure feel immensely relieved and comforted after wards.
It boosts their self-confidence and makes them easier in social interactions. Anyone with acne scars should try this procedure however it is important to remember that this treatment be done by a skilled practitioner who has had past experience.