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What is microdermabrasion for acne?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Dermatology
Microdermabrasion is a procedure in which fine crystals are blasted at the skin and then vacuumed back away from the skin. These two components help clean out the pores temporarily and make the skin feel smoother. Usually a series of five to seven microdermabrasion treatments are done to get optimal results, followed by maintenance treatments every 6 to 8 weeks. No really good studies exist showing the benefits of microdermabrasion; however, plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that it does help in the treatment of acne.
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