Cristina Frexes Keusch, M.D.
I am a 35-year-old woman who has been battling with acne breakouts and cystic acne since I was a teenager. Recently I have noticed several fine lines in addition to my large pores, especially on my forehead and nose. I am interested in microdermabrasion. Can I have microdermabrasion treatments over my areas of inflamed breakouts?
The most important aspect of your treatment is control of your acne. Good skin care, topical antibiotics, glycolic acid treatments at home, and possibly microdermabrasion are good options for you. Not all individuals respond to each of these treatments, and it is a matter of tailoring the treatments to your response. Strict sun avoidance is also essential.