Dermabrasion is a popular procedure to smooth the skin. A high speed rotating brush, somewhat resembling a toothbrush, removes the top layer of your skin. It's the perfect non-surgical treatment for those who have light or fair skin.
Dermabrasion refers to the use of an abrasive, rotating tool which essentially “sands” the outermost layer of skin. Through natural healing, new smooth skin replaces the damaged skin and the result is a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
Dermabrasion is used to treat a variety of conditions including wrinkles, scars, dullness, sun damage, rhinophyma, and unwanted tattoos. There are many “at home” Dermabrasion kits which can be purchased over the counter, though they are not nearly as effective as treatment by a professional.
Prior to your treatment, your doctor will meet with you to discuss your medical history, your desired results, and any medications you may currently be taking. It may be necessary to temporarily stop taking certain medications which may thin the blood, and you will also be asked to avoid smoking and sun exposure in the time leading up to your treatment.
Dermabrasion requires anesthesia and can take anywhere from a few minutes to over an hour. The type of anesthesia used and length of treatment vary greatly depending on the extent of treatment being performed. Once anesthesia has been administered, the doctor will use the Dermabrasion tool to remove the layers of skin closest to the surface. The treated area will be covered with a dressing following treatment and you will receive instructions on post-treatment care. Most patients can return to work within 2 weeks after treatment and are fully recovered in 4 to 6 weeks.
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Dermabrasion offers impressive results for people of all ages who want to improve their skin’s texture and evenness. However, patients with darker skin tones are more susceptible to scarring as a result of Dermabrasion treatment, and may want to consider other skin resurfacing options. Older patients should consider that the time it takes to heal may take longer than what is expected for younger patients. Other dermatological issues may eliminate Dermabrasion treatment for some patients.
Microdermabrasion is a milder treatment than Dermabrasion and is not an effective treatment for more significant skin issues, though it avoids the need for anesthesia and offers a very short 24-hour recovery time. Microdermabrasion targets dead cells on the surface of the skin while Dermabrasion removes deeper layers which are still alive.
It is possible that freckles may disappear as a result of Microdermabrasion. Patients who have freckles which they would like to keep should consider another form of Skin Resurfacing treatment.
Dermabrasion may cause acne flare-ups, a rash, swelling, redness, the enlargement of pores, or changes in skin tone.
It generally takes about 7 to 10 days for the skin to heal. Once healed, the skin may appear slightly pink for the first couple of months after treatment.
Dermabrasion does not tighten skin, though it may be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures.
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