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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredDermabrasion and microdermabrasion are typically used along with other acne treatments. They work by helping to shed dead skin. These treatments have also been used in treating acne scars by effectively polishing the skin. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, you should consult a professional like a dermatologist for questions about which one is right for you.
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Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two procedures that are sometimes used to treat acne and acne scarring. Dermabrasion, which is commonly used to treat acne scarring, involves freezing the skin with a chemical, and then using an abrasive tool to "sand" off the outer layer of skin. Microdermabrasion, which can treat acne scarring or mild to moderate acne, uses tiny crystals that are sprayed onto the skin to "sandblast" the skin's surface. It's important to talk with a doctor to determine which, if either, of these procedures should be used since the effectiveness really depends on the individual's skin condition.