I have started using birth control pills to regulate my acne problem. I’m hoping that a dermabrasion procedure will get rid of old scars. Will birth control pills have an effect on dermabrasion, or vice versa?
Your question is really two questions. First, microdermabrasion will help in reducing your outbreaks of acne by cleansing your pores and enabling topical medications to penetrate much more deeply into the blocked pores causing the acne break outs. Birth control pills can lead to hypersensitive skin and even hyperpigmentation of the skin so before you undergo any new microdermabrasion procedures, please alert your esthetician that you are using oral contraceptives.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld