Dependent on the severity of your acne, microdermabrasion at home treatments can make really good improvements on your complexion and your acne. Microdermabrasion works by gently exfoliating your skin and stripping away the top most layer (very, very thin) of skin. Of the many positive things that happen as a result of this process are:
- Your skin is cleaned of dirt plugs (black heads) and clogged pores which starts to improve your acne right away. Over time and the more that you conduct your home microdermabrasion treatments you will start to see an even better results in your complexion.
- Secondly, as the top dead layer of skin is stripped away the skin underneath which is alive and healthy starts to grow further outward. This new skin has more elastin and collagen making you look younger and healthier.
A key note to take away from this is that you will need more than one (and probably several) microdermabrasion treatments in order to completely clear your acne or to significantly improve your complexion when you use it to treat acne.
Effectiveness of Home Machines to Treat Acne
This is a perfect example of why doing microdermabrasion at home and owning your own home microdermabrasion machine just makes more sense:
- Several treatments with a home microdermabrasion machine means that you can do it as much as your skin will sustain at your own convenience.
- Conducting these treatments at home are significantly more affordable than paying $90 to $250 per treatment at a fancy spa.
- Home microdermabrasion machines are less aggressive on your skin and will irritate your complexion and acne less. That means that it is better for your skin over time and you won’t have unsightly redness after your treatments which can look much worse with inflamed acne.
Microdermabrasion for Acne Study
While doing the research for this article, we came across this study on the Microdermabrasion for Acne and posted on the US National Library of Medicine website. Here are some results and finding from that study which prove the points that we make above:
“Results: Twenty-four patients completed the study with 38% (9/24) having excellent results, 33% (8/24) with good results, 17% (4/24) with fair results, and 12% (3/24) with poor results. Eighty-eight percent (21/24) of patients were pleased with their peel results and would recommend this procedure to others.”
That means that 88% of all patients who were studied had better than fair results while using microdermabrasion to treat their acne. Conversely, only `12% of the study had “poor” results.