Microdermabrasion is very good at superficially exfoliating the skin’s surface and removing debris which can contribute to acne. Microdermabrasion for acne is best used in combination with topical treatments and antibiotics.
Acne and Its Causes
Acne is a common problem facing millions of Americans. The problem begins within our skin as it naturally produces oil in our sebaceous gland. The bacteria which cause acne begin to metabolize the oil made by our sebaceous gland. The resulting metabolized oil is irritating to our skin.
As the skin becomes increasingly irritated our hair follicles will become plugged and collect debris. This debris then erupts down into the deeper layer of our skin, the dermis. This debris is an intruder in the dermis, a foreign body, which doesn’t belong there. As a result our body attempts to get rid of this foreign body with an inflammatory response.
Penetration of Topical Medicines Improved with Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can be helpful with acne, not only by removing some of the debris plugged in the follicles, but also to improve the efficacy of topical anti-acne treatments. By removing the skin’s superficial protective layer, microdermabrasion aides the traditional acne medications by increasing their penetration into the skin.
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