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Using Microdermabrasion For Acne Scar Removal

You can use microdermabrasion for more than just a wrinkle remover. It can effectively eliminate old acne scars through a regular program of microdermabrasion acne scar removal. The information described below will assist you in the pursuit of revitalizing your skin to have a blemish free countenance.

The most important step in preparing for a microdermabrasion acne scar removal is to ensure that you do not have any active acne. That is, acne which is in the stage where a puncture would cause the acne to spread. If you have no visible pustules, nodules, or whiteheads, the next step is to thoroughly wash your face with a clean cloth and cleanser (mild soap is fine). Afterwards dry off and cleanse your face again, this time using a cotton-ball soaked in alcohol. The second cleansing will help to sterilize your facial area.

Now you are prepared to have your microdermabrasion acne scar removal treatment.

If you are performing the treatment yourself, it is a good idea to take care and make sure you read all the manufacturers directions and precautions on your microdermabrasion machine.

Your skin constitutes multiple layers; the uppermost layer is where the microdermabrasion will do its work. This layer is the stratum corneum. This layer of skin is actually comprised of 15-20 layers deep. In the stratum corneum, is where most scars and imperfections reside; it is similar to a pouch of skin. Pressing the microdermabrasion wand against your skin, it will remove a thin layer of the stratum corneum and allow the new skin underneath to push out to the top layer. Each subsequent treatment will remove the scarred area and raise a new layer until eventually the scar is obliterated.

After the first treatment, you should wait a few days or a week before you have a second treatment. There is no need to rush the treatments, as your skin will need time to adjust between each treatment. An effective microdermabrasion acne scar removal procedure may take as long as four to six weeks, but it will last a lifetime.

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