Acne Scars and Microdermabrasion

Having acne is not that bad. It's the aftermath that's more depressing! Because little did you know, after the phase of painful acne breakouts, an even more horrifying experience is lurking around the corner. And for some, it could haunt them for life!
effects of microdermabrasion on acne scars

Everyone who had successfully braved the battle of a pimply past know that having acne is not such a bad thing. Yes, you read that right. Having acne is not that bad. 

Dealing with acne is easier because of a wide array of solutions to address it like facial cleansers, over-the-counter acne medications, blue light therapy, diet modification, or hormonal therapy. 

In a matter of days or weeks, your acne will dry up and heal but then, if you get acne scars, that’s a completely different story.

Acne scars are worse than having acne itself! Depending on the type of scars, it can linger for a few weeks. Or if you have a pitting acne scar, it could mar you for life! 

Psychological effects of Acne

Acne scars are the worst!

Acne scarring might be more of a cosmetic problem but it has led to depression and negative self-worth. Those who suffer from acne scars are in the constant lookout for the next best thing to have it fixed and it may take years of unwavering effort.

According to American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne can affect more than just the skin. People with acne can also develop:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor self-image
  • Decreased quality of life
  • A feeling of being all alone

People resort to a lot of homemade experiments, helplessly wishing that they could whip up something to erase acne scars. Those who can afford in-office treatments shell out a lot of money to get it fixed. 

Some opt to get laser treatments. Others use chemical peels and risk burning their skin and endure the pain just so they can peel their acne scars away.

Those who have the talent in make-up application perfect their game just so they can cover up these unsightly battle-marks.

READ: Spotlight: Acne Scars are Battle Marks I Do Not Intend to Keep

Why Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a method used in most esthetic clinics to buff away rough skin. It uses suction and diamond-tipped exfoliation to get rid of the dead layers of skin to reveal fresh, new skin. 

Every time you have it done, you are buffing away the dark pigmentation that scars leave on your skin.

If you have pitted scars, you get closer and closer to flattening the area of your skin to even out the depressions that your acne has left you. Also, microdermabrasion produces a perfect surface for topical scar gels to be fully absorbed into the skin.

Having microdermabrasion hastens the cell turnover rate to even out your skin. The faster the cell turnover rate, the quicker it is that you renew your skin and slough the scars off. However, this is not an overnight process.

It may take weeks or months to even out your skin and get rid of the scars. Even with in-office treatments, it is recommended to have several sessions to get noticeable results. The problem is, in-office treatments can cost an arm and a leg.

Normally, it’s around $100-$250 per session, depending on where you go. If you can afford such treatments, well and good but let’s be real, not everyone can shell out that much.

Why Trophy Skin?

Trophy Skin offers affordable at-home solutions to real skin problems. Why spend thousands of dollars in esthetic clinics when you can achieve the same result at the comfort of your own home, less the outrageous cost?

Trophy Skin’s at-home microdermabrasion devices range from $99 to $349. It comes with a handheld microdermabrasion tool to a full-fledged microdermabrasion system that works comparable to in-office machines.

UltradermMD and MicrodermMD are comparable to professional microdermabrasion machines. Both are equipped with 3 microdermabrasion treatment modes: Manual, Auto, and Sensitive. 

Auto and Sensitive modes have pre-built timer and suction levels to allow for easy-to-follow treatment procedure. All you need is to follow the instructions on the LCD screen. It's so effortless, even a newbie can operate! 

The Sensitive mode has gentler suction setting to make treatments safer and gentler even for those who have sensitive skin. 

For expert users, you can use the Manual mode so you can choose the suction level you are most comfotable with. This gives you an unlimited time so you can work on your problem areas. Just remember, do not overexfoliate! 

PRO TIP: Do not swipe the same area with the diamond tip more than twice to avoid exfoliating too deep. 

woman doing her own microdermabrasion

RejuvadermMD and MiniMD are handheld microdermabrasion devices that are also available for people who are constantly on-the-go.

Trophy Skin offers low cost to sustain microdermabrasion treatments. The diamond tips are guaranteed to last 3 to 6 months depending on use. You can also buy refill wool filters for a very low price.

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Final thoughts...

If you are serious about getting rid of your acne scars, investing in an at-home microdermabrasion is the best thing that you can give to yourself. Aside from erasing the scars, you also get other benefits such as minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, lightening hyperpigmentation, decongesting clogged pores, reducing skin bumps caused by keratosis pilaris, and improving the overall look and feel of your skin.

You can use your device 1-3 times a week and reveal great looking skin. 

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ACNE SCARS: WHO GETS AND CAUSES. (n.d.). American Academy of Dermatology Association. Retrieved June 13, 2022, from

Acne can affect more than your skin. (n.d.). American Academy of Dermatology Association.