You haven’t struggled with stubborn acne for years, but you still have the scars to prove that your skin was less than ideal at one point in time. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting approximately 40 to 50 million Americans annually. Debilitating acne in your teens or early 20’s can lead to lifelong issues and frustrations, like scarring and pigment alterations.
If you have acne scars that make you self-conscious, there’s no reason to leave them untreated. Laser Aesthetic Center can help you gain the confidence you need to go foundation-free with dermaplaning and microneedling treatments for acne scarring.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning treatments exfoliate the epidermis by using a surgical blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and debris. This treatment reveals smooth skin and a healthy glow. Not only do dermaplaning treatments revive the skin, but it also removes vellus hair, or peach fuzz, from the face. By removing dead skin and excessive facial hair, the ideal canvas for makeup is created, and skincare products can be more easily absorbed.
Benefits of Dermaplaning Facials
Dermaplaning can be safely performed on any skin type, including those with sensitive skin. Dermaplaning is a very gentle treatment that doesn’t require any pulling, pressure, or inflammation on the skin. Instead, the exfoliation process helps the skin’s natural regeneration process and can be a great addition to anti-aging skincare efforts.
Dermaplaning can help to reduce:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Dry skin
- Pore sizes
- Unwanted facial hair
Contrary to what your mother may have told you, shaving does not cause any changes to the structure, thickness, growth, or color of your hair. As such, dermaplaning won’t cause the hair on your face to grow back thicker or darker. At worst, you’ll likely feel some “stubble” as the tips of your hair follicles grow back out, but it won’t be noticeable to anyone but you.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments exfoliate your face using fine crystals or a diamond tip to scrape away the surface layer of dead skin. The treatment process creates minor abrasions on the skin as the device drags across the epidermis and vacuums away debris. The wound-healing process that follows a microdermabrasion session stimulates collagen production, a protein responsible for giving skin its elasticity. These new collagen deposits help rejuvenate the skin and reduce the visibility of surface imperfections and blemishes.
Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is generally intended as a preventative or maintenance-type treatment. The treatment is safe for all skin types and tones, including dark skin. Ideal candidates for microdermabrasion are those who wish to reduce the signs and visibility of:
- Atrophic scars, or indented scars, including acne scars
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
Combining Treatments For Incredible Results
Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion treatments effectively remove dirt and debris from the skin’s surface. This allows for both treatments to reduce the chances of acne-causing bacteria to grow in your pores, preventing future breakouts. Additionally, there are other more effective treatments, like Ultherapy and Microneedling, for more stubborn acne scars. If you’ve struggled with acne scarring for years, it’s time to take charge of your skin. Before deciding what acne scarring treatment is the right choice for you, it’s best to meet with a professional so your acne scars can be appropriately evaluated in person. Different types of scarring will benefit most from different treatments, so the evaluation process is a critical piece in seeing noticeable results.
If you’re ready to learn more about the most effective ways of treating acne scars, schedule a consultation with Laser Aesthetic Center today.