Question about Acne-scarring: how effective is the microdermabrasion treatment i have acne scarring q131

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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How effective is the microdermabrasion treatment? I have acne scarring but isn’t really bad and I have had other quotes on getting treatment but I am more interested getting the microdermabrasion done. Can I get a consultation before deciding?


Microdermabrasion is of very low effectiveness in the treatment of acne scarring, even mild acne scarring. To remodel and improve scarring, usually a more effective laser treatment such as Fraxel laser is required. It is possible to have light treatments also with the Fraxel to reduce downtime. A consultation about the options is required before treatment.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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