If you want to smooth away skin that has been damaged by the sun, aging, or acne, skin dermabrasion can treat these conditions. Skin dermabrasion is a technique that is used to improve the appearance of the skin, by removing damaged skin, so that fresh skin can emerge.
Dermabrasion is regularly used on the face to resurface the skin, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It is also an effective remedy for photoaging and facial scars, especially those left behind by acne.
Is Dermabrasion right for you?
Skin dermabrasion can be beneficial for men and women of all ages and skin types, who want to improve their appearance by correcting skin irregularities. However, it is not recommended for people with active acne or infections. The doctor will conduct an examination, and also review your medical history, before determining if you are a good candidate.
The Dermabrasion Procedure
Skin dermabrasion is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation, but in severe cases general anesthesia may be preferred. Treatment can be done at the deep or superficial level. In instances where there is a lot of scarring, deeper treatment may be required to penetrate the dermal layer of the skin. The procedure involves the use of a mechanical device to exfoliate the outer layers of skin. When these outer layers are removed, scars and wrinkles become less visible.
After the procedure, the skin will be swollen and tender, and there may be some pain. A scab or crust will form on the areas that have been treated, but this will fall off to reveal fresher, brighter skin. Ointment is prescribed for any itching that may occur. Recovery takes 2 weeks on average.
If your skin needs treatment for conditions such as acne, photoaging, or wrinkles, skin dermabrasion can get it looking healthy and vibrant once again. Contact our office to set up a consultation.