Dermabrasion and dermaplaning allow you to refinish the top layers of the skin with the help of a process which is used for restricted surgical scraping. The purpose of the treatment is to soften the pointed edges of the top layers of the skin to scrape the irregularities of the surface, thus making the appearance smoother. Dermabrasion is most commonly used for better appearance of the facial skin which is scarred by surgery or accidents, or for easing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Elegance Plastic Surgery Clinic, you can even use the process to eliminate keratosis or pre-cancerous growths.

Dermaplaning is frequently used for treating deep acne scarsDermaplaning as well as dermabrasion may be carried out on small parts of the skin or the whole of the face. These might be used individually or along with other processes like scar removal, revisions, chemical peels and facelifts. Those considering surgery for refinishing the skin can understand the process and how it will help them gain a youthful look with smooth skin. Medications are administered for relaxation before the beginning of the procedure. It will cleanse your skin thoroughly. The doctor will give you numbing medicine to anesthetize the area.

High speed instruments are used for eliminating the external layers of the skin and improving any kind of irregularity on the surface. In microdermabrasion, small crystals are sprayed into the skin for softly removing the external areas. The method is less aggressive than dermabrasion and this is why there is no numbing medicine required. The process of skin rejuvenation is more like exfoliation, making the skin feel bright and soft. Once the process of dermabrasion is over, the skin feels as if it has been brush burned for several days. The doctor recommends medications for easing any discomfort. Healing takes place within a week or 10 days.

The new skin is originally pink in color, but gradually gets back normal hue. This happens within 6 to 8 weeks. You may use makeup once the skin heals. Most people may resume normal activities within a week or two following dermabrasion. The side effects include:

  • Permanent or temporary changes in the color of skin
  • Infection
  • Scarring

A follow-up appointment is required immediately after dermabrasion treatment. You should not take alcohol within 48 hours of the treatment. So not go for aspirin or products containing ibuprofen and aspirin for a week. Steer clear of smoking.

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