Microdermabrasion refers to a procedure that removes acne scars through exfoliation. Microdermabrasion is a more gentle procedure than dermabrasion, which can leave scars on darker skin. Microdermabrasion is not known to leave scars, but in rare cases may cause minor temporary irritations.
Unlike dermabrasion, microdermabrasion works on all skin types and colors. The procedure is quick, with very little recovery time, and numbing is not necessary. Microscopic crystals are sprayed onto the skin to remove the outer layer through exfoliation. Microdermabrasion does not remove deep scars or blemishes, but it can make skin look rejuvenated and brighter. The crystals used are non-allergenic, so microdermabrasion is considered a low-risk procedure.