How Microdermabrasion Treatments Help With Acne Scarring

patient treated with  Microdermabrasion for Acne Scarring at siti med spa san diego

As if teenage acne wasn’t traumatizing enough, the scars it leaves behind serve as a potent reminder well into adulthood. Whether you’re suffering the aftermath of decades old skin flare-ups or have recently developed acne and are unhappy with how the spots have changed the color and texture of your face, microdermabrasion treatments could be the answer you’ve been looking for. 

Why is adult acne on the rise?

If you seem to suffer more frequent breakouts than you parents did at your age, you aren’t imagining things. More and more adults are plagued by late-life acne. In fact, a study of 92 private dermatology clinics found a 200 percent increase in the number of adults seeking specialist acne treatment in 2015. Doctors and dermatologists agree that the rise is largely due to an increase in stress and diets high in sugar, which feeds bacteria and increases inflammation in the body.

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses a gentle spray of microcrystals to exfoliate the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal a smoother, younger-looking complexion. The treatment also triggers your skin’s natural repair mechanism, tricking the body into producing new skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin. This improves your complexion over time by erasing surface flaws, refining pores, and accelerating skin renewal. 

Patients with lighter acne scarring see the best results with microdermabrasion, as the treatments target imperfections and hyperpigmentation on the surface of the skin. Those who have deep acne scars may need a more aggressive treatment. Getting a pumpkin peel in conjunction with microdermabrasion treatments provides even more healing power and gets to the root of severe skin problems.

Rejuvenate your skin with a pumpkin peel

The pumpkin peel at Siti Med Spa is specifically designed for patients with acne. It uses a mixture of pumpkin, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid to gently dissolve dead skin cells and stimulate cell renewal without aggravating sensitive skin. Our pumpkin peel also has an antibacterial effect to treat active acne spots while correcting surface pigmentation caused by scarring to improve skin tone. 

What to expect from your microdermabrasion treatment

If you choose to get a pumpkin peel along with microdermabrasion, we’ll perform the microdermabrasion first. After cleaning your skin and applying a primer with an acidic base, the aesthetician will direct a stream of tiny microcrystals through a hand-piece that is placed against your skin. You will feel a slight warming sensation and mild suction as the hand piece sloughs away dead skin cells and removes the debris. 

Next, the pumpkin peel will be applied to your face with a soft brush. The peel will feel warm for a few moments before changing to a pleasant tightening feeling. After neutralizing the peel, your aesthetician will apply a cool compress to calm your complexion. Be sure to moisturize with SPF after treatment to nourish and protect the new layer of bright, youthful-looking skin that has been revealed.

What results can I expect with microdermabrasion?

At Siti Med Spa, we use the DermaPod by Silhouet-Tone® for microdermabrasion, which yields immediate visible results after the first treatment. Microdermabrasion also assists in the penetration of aftercare products, further helping you achieve the clear, smooth, glowing skin you desire.

Find a permanent solution to acne scarring at Siti Med Spa

You’ve suffered the consequences of your teenage breakouts long enough. At Siti Med Spa, our microdermabrasion treatments can erase surface level blemishes and imperfections for a complexion you’re proud to show off. Clear and radiant skin is just a phone call away. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.