Skin Resurfacing FAQs

Microdermabrasion Atlanta

Frequently Asked Questions


Q1 ) What is the difference between ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing?

Ablative resurfacing procedures cut the skin, non-ablative procedures do not.


Q2 ) Is skin resurfacing painful?

Resurfacing procedures such as micro fractional CO2 will use a topical anesthetic to numb the skin, so the patient is comfortable during treatment. Non-ablative skin resurfacing typically does not require any numbing as they are well tolerated without.


Q3 ) Is skin resurfacing safe?

Yes. It is important that see an experienced professional for any skin resurfacing procedure.


Q4 ) Does skin resurfacing remove freckles?

Skin resurfacing procedures will improve pigmentation. The amount of improvement will depend on the treatment you are having done. If freckles and pigment are your main concern speak with your skin care professional for recommendation on what procedure would be best to address this concern.


Q5 ) Does skin resurfacing reduce pore size?

Yes. These procedures are collagen producing which will help to shrink the pores.


Q6 ) Does skin resurfacing treat acne?

It can help keep your acne at bay. By resurfacing the skin, it exfoliates the dead skin allowing the pores to breath. This will prevent them from getting clogged and a break-out erupting.


Q7 ) Does skin resurfacing help acne scars?

Yes. It helps build collagen which will help to re-plump the acne scar depressions.


Q8 ) Does skin resurfacing help wrinkles?

Yes. You are removing the dead skin which is dry and accentuates lines and wrinkles. It also promotes collagen formation to help smooth away lines and wrinkles.