How Does Microdermabrasion Treatment Work for Acne Scars?

Microdermabrasion has been around for years now but many people are still clueless to what it does. We get a lot of questions about what it is used for, what it does, and what improvements they are expected to notice when using it.
does microdermabrasion work on acne scars

The most common question we get is, is it effective in treating acne scars? In this article, we have included reviews from real people who gave their honest opinion and who has tried and worked with our different microdermabrasion devices.

What is microdermabrasion?

It is a non-invasive procedure that uses an abrasive material (exfoliant beads or coarse gritty substance) to remove the outermost layer of the skin to get rid of dead skin cells.

Trophy Skin uses diamond tips that are embedded with fine diamond crystals instead of older machines that use loose crystals. Loose crystals have the tendency to be inhaled or get caught in the eye that can cause serious damage.

The at-home devices by Trophy Skin are easier and safer to use and it offers a deep exfoliation that helps even out skin tone, get rid of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, unclog congested pores, and improve the appearance of acne scars.

Combined with the power of suction, it helps reveal younger, smoother and healthier-looking skin that is just a few layers away from the surface.

How does it work for acne scars?

Acne causes inflammation that damages the skin tissue and changes the healthy skin matrix. Depending on how deep the bacteria penetrated, it can result in different types of acne scars. For more in-depth information about acne scars, read this blog.

Microdermabrasion helps hasten the cell renewal rate of the skin to reveal healthy skin from within. Remember that our skin grows from the inside out, with the outer-most layers, dead and ready to be shed off.

The faster the cell turnover rate, the faster you get rid of acne scars.

Although acne scars can fade in time, it will take years to do so and some do not disappear completely. We need to buff away the dead skin cells and help new skin cells to surface.

If you do not want to go under the knife to get your scars corrected, microdermabrasion is the way to go. It is non-invasive, safe, and can be completed in just 5 minutes, 1 to 3 times a week.

How long will it take to get rid of acne scars?

Of course, this is not an instant success. You need to incorporate microdermabrasion in your life if you want to see visible results. We are talking about months or maybe even years, but that’s why you want to invest in your own at-home microdermabrasion machine, right? 

You want to keep getting results and going to a derm clinic will be just too costly.

For professional microdermabrasion treatments, your esthetician can assess how often you can do microdermabrasion. It is usually done once up to 2 times a month because they will often be more aggressive on their treatment plan. 

You can see results after 3-4 sessions but you may want to keep having microdermabrasion treatments to continue seeing results.

For at-home microdermabrasion, you can do it 1-3 times per week. The reason why you can do this more often is because Trophy Skin's diamond tips do not abrade the skin too deeply. 

With a light touch, we recommend swiping the diamond tip not more than twice on the same area of your skin. This prevents over exfoliation and cutting too deep in your skin. 

You will also start seeing results in 3-4 weeks, depending on the severity of your acne scars. So, don’t let your device collect the dust, use it weekly and work your way into achieving your great-looking skin and banish those unpleasant acne scars.

MiniMD Video Review

As promised, here are the reviews from people who has tried our microdermabrasion devices:

MiniMD Personal Microdermabrasion 

RejuvadermMD Video Review

MicrodermMD Video Review

Using this on the acne of my teen daughter. It’s helping! Also using it on my 50+ year old acne scars weekly. Easy to use and works well!

Jennifer S.

UltradermMD Video Review

My face is much better ever since I started using this product. I had adult acne problem, enlarged pores. Both look much better ever since I started using the machine about 6 weeks now.

Anita P.