Question about Acne-scarring: how effective is the microdermabrasion treatment i have acne scarring q132

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 generally too light to make any changes to acne scars.  Despite the fact that your acne scars might be mild, generally stronger treatments are still required. The most common treatments we use for acne scarring are the Fraxel laser, skin needling, and the carbon dioxide laser.

The treatment of milder scars is particularly suited to the Fraxel laser, which can be tailored to reduce downtime per session.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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