Treating Acne Scars With Microdermabrasion
Acne is the worst. There is no way around it. It can be annoying, painful, stressful, and it can really affect your confidence at times. We’ve all had those days when we get a pimple so big that we do not want to show our face in public. If you have ever felt this way, you are not alone!
Acne is totally normal, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. There are so many reasons why you might get acne, such as hormones, puberty, using the wrong skincare products, and even eating too much of certain foods (you know what we mean—when you eat a whole pizza and wake up with less-than-perfect skin). While there are some people who are just plain lucky and don’t really get acne, most people have dealt with it in some form or another.
Now, what’s arguably worse than acne itself is the scarring that oftentimes accompanies it. You might not even pick at your skin and still get scars. Sometimes, no matter how good of a job you do with taking care of your skin and treating the acne, you are still left with red spots all over your face.
Scarring can result from a variety of issues, but unfortunately, it is more likely to happen than not. You have probably tried so many treatments and products with little to no success. Do not give up, because there is a solution you might not have tried or even heard of! Microdermabrasion is a special cosmetic procedure that can be used for a variety of issues, such as:
- Promoting an even skin tone
- Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
- Helping to lessen acne outbreaks and heal scarring
- Reducing pore size and remove blackheads
- Allowing your skincare products to absorb more easily
As you can see, it can be used for so many different skin issues. Microdermabrasion can address problems at their root cause and help to ensure you see lasting results. This means healthier, happier, clearer skin! If you address acne at its source, you can help to prevent future breakouts from happening. Read on to find out how you can treat your acne scars with microdermabrasion.
What Is Acne And Why Can You Get Scars From It?
Acne is a very common skin condition. It can be caused by extra oil production (sebum), follicles in your skin becoming clogged with oil and dead skin cells, bacteria, and inflammation. It can be triggered by hormonal changes, your diet (too much sugar or dairy), and stress.
While it is most common in teenagers going through puberty, it can affect people of all ages and skin types. It can happen throughout adulthood and at various stages of your life. Some people might even experience chronic acne flair-ups for decades.
There are a few different types of acne, and each type may have to be treated differently depending on its severity and what causes it. These are the different types of acne you might get, and how you can pinpoint which type it is:
- Whiteheads: These occur when you have closed clogged pores, resulting in small white bumps on the skin’s surface. They are typically smaller bumps that go away within a few days.
- Blackheads: These occur when you have open clogged pores, resulting in dirt, oil, and dead skin that fill your pores. You will need to clear out your pores in order to get rid of them.
- Papules: These are small red bumps that are often tender and painful to the touch. Oftentimes you can get a cortisone injection from your dermatologist to help them go away.
- Pimples: Otherwise known as pustules, these are the same as papules, but they contain pus at the tip of the bump. You can also get injections for these or use other topicals.
- Nodules: These are much larger bumps that reside beneath the skin’s surface. They are painful and solid.
- Cystic lesions: These are lumps that are pus-filled and are under the skin. They often result in the worst kind of scarring that is deep and hard to heal.
Acne does not just appear on the face. It can also appear pretty much anywhere on your body, but most commonly on your chest and back. Consistent flair-ups mean it is probably time to pay a visit to your dermatologist, who can prescribe medications and specialty skincare products.
Once the acne goes away, however, you are then left to deal with the aftermath: acne scars. As you age, the marks can become more noticeable due to a loss of collagen in your skin. If you spend a lot of time in the sun (even while wearing sunscreen), it can lead to the spots darkening and becoming more noticeable.
Scarring is really just a result of the inflammation in the skin that occurs while you have an active acne pimple, nodule, cystic lesion, or white head. It is most commonly a result of pimples, cystic acne, and nodules. In most cases, whiteheads and blackheads do not produce scarring.
Do You Have to Go To The Dermatologist’s Office For Microdermabrasion?
Nope! You do not have to go to the dermatologist in order to have this treatment performed. While most spas and dermatologists do offer microdermabrasion, it is costly. You will be spending over $100 per treatment, and it is typically recommended that you get treatments regularly in order for them to be effective. This could mean spending upwards of $200 to $300 per month just on treatments!
We do not think this is realistic for many people, and it is not fair because it really is an effective, worthwhile treatment. Many people still splurge on these treatments because they are desperate for clear and healthy skin. But there is a much better, at-home option.
Thankfully, microdermabrasion is an affordable and realistic treatment you can do yourself at home, thanks to KENZZI. We make the best at-home microdermabrasion handset available. It is just as effective as the devices used when you go to the dermatologist or spa.
Our device uses medical-grade heads that are diamond-encrusted in order to help exfoliate your skin and remove any impurities. These impurities, along with inflammation, are what lead to breakouts in the first place.
The device is very gentle and effective, so even those with sensitive skin are able to use it with great success. It works to remove the top layer of dead skin, which will reveal healthier, newer skin underneath. As the layers of dead skin are removed over time, your acne scars will become less and less visible, until eventually, they disappear completely.
It costs less than two visits to the spa or dermatologist but will last you for years and can provide countless at-home treatments. You can use it weekly, which will allow you to see more results in a shorter period of time.
Acne is such a struggle. It is simply not fair that we have to deal with it, but it is just a part of life. There is nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to having acne. It is normal, and most people have to deal with it at some point in their lives.
While acne is already bad enough as it is, you may also get scarring once the active acne clears up. This is just a result of the inflamed skin that is left behind. However, if you are picking at your skin and popping your pimples, it is almost guaranteed you will end up with scars that are much worse. We cannot make this clear enough: do not touch your skin! Just leave it alone.
Once the active acne goes away and you are left with a red patch or scar, then you can work on treating it through microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a more intense form of exfoliation that also draws out impurities from the skin that would otherwise clog your pores, resulting in acne. So while it helps to clear up scars, it simultaneously helps to prevent new acne from developing.
You can use our gentle, at-home microdermabrasion device to save yourself a trip to the dermatologist while also saving you tons of money.