With an experienced skin therapist, microdermabrasion is great for brightening skin and giving your face a softer, smoother feel. It removes dead skin cells and other impurities to clear pores and allows for skincare to penetrate more readily.
Microdermabrasion can help problematic skin by clearing pores and stimulating new cell turnover, however care needs to be taken not to weaken skin that may already be stressed. Microdermabrasion is a resurfacing treatment performed only on the skin surface, so can it remove acne scars?
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
The treatment cleans, smooths and refines the skins’ surface. It can improve the appearance of fine lines and is a non-invasive treatment. It can bring back your glow and make your skin feel beautifully soft.
Limitations of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is purely a resurfacing treatment, it does not have any impact on the dermis (the deeper layer of skin), where acne scars form. The outer-most layers of our skin act like a barrier to the environment and care must be taken not to impair this barrier. Most scarring and deeper wrinkles require treatment that can penetrate into the dermis.
Leading Acne Scar Treatment Melbourne
Sublative acne scar treatment uses radiofrequency to get deep into the dermis where it is needed to have the greatest impact on scar tissue. Sublative treatment works to remove scarring by remodeling the scar tissue and stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. New collagen and elastin helps to smooth out the skin, by strengthening it from the inside out.
The key benefit of Sublative treatment is that there is no recovery period, the energy is focused underneath the skin, leaving the epidermis intact. It is safe to use on all skin types. Depending on the type and severity of your scars, usually 3 to 5 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart are needed.
Depressed or atrophic scars are the most common type of acne scarring and can be categorised into 3 groups; 1) rolling scars are shallow and wide, 2) icepick scars are narrow v-shaped scars that penetrate deep into the dermis, and 3) boxcar scars are similar to icepick scars but are the same width from the top to bottom.
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At Feel Good Laser & Skin Clinic we specialise in customised treatment plans for your skin. Whether it’s microdermabrasion or Sublative acne scarring treatment, our skin specialists can tailor a skin care plan specifically for your needs.
We offer a free consultation where we can assess your skin and scarring, explain our technology and answer any questions you have. You can click on the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now. Alternatively, you can call our experienced and friendly team on 1300 896 834.