Patients sometimes ask about microdermabrasion for acne scars. Microdermabrasion is a wonderful procedure that helps refresh the face after intense sun damage and aging. If you are wondering if microdermabrasion can get rid of acne pitting, the answer is, it depends.

If your acne pitting is deep, microdermabrasion will likely not completely remove your scaring.  Microdermabrasion can help open up your pores and get a better skin tone, but to improve or eventually remove deep acne scars, more aggressive treatments are usually necessary. These may include a regimen of dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.