Is dermabrasion the right treatment for me? I have bad skin resulting from having teenage acne 20 years ago.

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Question: Is dermabrasion the right treatment for me?  I have bad skin resulting from having teenage acne 20 years ago.  I am worried that anything I do might make my skin even worse.

Answer:
I personally am not a big fan of dermabrasion except in cases of scar revision where a revised scar may need a touch up of dermabrasion to make it less conspicuous.  Even in that circumstance, I still feel that ProFractional laser treatments will most likely provide a better outcome than my own dermabrasion would and certainly for acne scarred skin, I feel that ProFractional laser will provide a better outcome than dermabrasion would and certainly have greatly reduced risk.  The only downside that the ProFractional laser seems to have is that it tends to work best when performed in a series of treatments typically three, spaced out at least one month apart.  I would highly recommend a consultation with our staff at the Quintessa Medical Spa so that a customized treatment plan can be made for your specific skin type and concerns and that your expectations can be met.

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