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Technology Treats Your Acne with Microdermabrasion and Laser Therapy

by admincentre on August 26, 2014

Rare is the person who escapes the experience of acne in his or her life; while infants to seniors and every age in between are vulnerable to skin blemishes, some seem to suffer more than others with an unfair share of repeated or sustained acne outbreaks. Fortunately, we are enjoying an age where technological advancement has given us the option of exploring the more advanced solutions of microdermabrasion or laser treatments for acne.

Microdermabrasion for acne is becoming an increasingly well-known and popular service in the skin care industry, as it is easy, painless, and requires no recovery time after a treatment. With a specialized wand of tiny crystals or diamonds, microdermabrasion minimizes acne by “abrading” the skin and unclogging dirty pores, while at the same time gently suctioning away the dirt and dead cells.  It has proven to be effective and safe for all skin types and colours as no actual damage is done to any live skin cells.

It is worth mentioning  most experts using microdermabrasion for acne will advise it is not effective for severe active acne or deep scars, but best serves those with mild forms of acne and superficial scarring. However, if clearing acne with microdermabrasion is a valid option, expect to schedule a number of treatments over several weeks.   Many people even find these sessions work better in tandem with simultaneous acne cream treatment. A definite added value, again, is its non-invasive and unintimidating approach that benefits your skin without requiring you to put any daily life on hold!

Laser treatment for acne has also emerged as a high tech way to clear skin blemishes.  According to the Mayo Clinic, it works on the premise that exposing acne bacteria to the light of a laser kills it, while additionally shrinking oil producing glands that are working on overdrive. Similar to light therapy, laser treatment for acne reduces the appearance of acne and scarring by reaching the deeper layers of skin and smoothing it, reducing visible scarring and giving the skin a more even toned appearance without doing any damage to the skin’s surface.

A word of caution regarding laser treatment for acne is to be aware that the temporary side-effects of redness or peeling are possible after a treatment. Like microdermabrasion, laser treatment requires several sessions over time, and is best used as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan; it is rare for people to see skin improvement with laser treatment for acne alone.

There are endless products and treatments that people try in order to gain control over acne.  Creams, scrubs, prescription medication, as well as more homeopathic options do enjoy varying success in the abatement of an acne problem.  For some, however, these options are either just not enough, or leave the user with other uncomfortable side effects.  Embracing technology may just be the needed step to finally gain control over their skin.

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