Acne Scar Treatment - How does microdermabrasion fair against dermabrasion

by Rick Kameron - Date: 2007-05-12 - Word Count: 251 Share This!

Acne scars are treated with many surgical and non surgical procedures. Two such procedures are Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion. In spite of the similarity in their names the two procedures are vastly different in how they are done. This article compares the two treatments in terms of procedure, recovery and effectiveness

The dermabrasion treatment is a very popular treatment and it has been around for a while. This treatment involves usage of a high speed rotary wheel with a rough surface to remove the top layer of the skin. Following the procedure there is a 1-2 week recovery period during which you should stay out of the sun. The treatment has been effective for the vast majority of patients undergoing dermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a relatively new procedure and is increasingly becoming popular. It costs a fraction of the cost of dermabrasion. The top layer of skin is removed by ‘sand blasting' it using a metal oxide powder such as aluminum oxide powder. There is almost no recovery period after the treatment, after initial reddening of the skin lasting a few hours. The treatment has been less successful in showing desired results. Some have reported seeing no results at all.

Dermabrasion has been around for a long time and has a proven track record for showing the desired results. It is an intensive procedure and is best suited for severe and moderate scarring. Both procedures have some improbability about showing results. You must consult your dermatologist to choose the right scar treatment procedure for your skin.

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