Dermabrasion is an exfoliating technique usein the treatment to improve the appearance of their skin. Some of the conditions it can treat include fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven texture.
Dermabrasion removes damaged outer layers of skin. This exposes new layers of skin that appear younger and smoother.
In addition to providing a more youthful appearance, dermabrasion can also help treat:
- acne scars
- age spots
- fine wrinkles
- precancerous skin patches
- rhinophyma, or redness and thick skin on the nose
- scars from surgery or injury
- sun damage
- uneven skin tone
Risks associated with dermabrasion are the same as those associated with other surgical procedures. They include bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.
Some risks specific to dermabrasion include:
- acne breakouts
- changes in skin tone
- enlarged pores, usually temporary
- loss of freckles
As long as you follow the Consultants advice and attend follow-up appointments as recommended. The most important thing is to be gentle to your skin. Avoid using harsh cleansers or skincare products, and avoid scrubbing or picking at your skin. We may recommend applying a thick moisturizing ointment such as petroleum jelly. It is also very important to avoid exposing your skin to the sun while it is healing. When your skin is healed, use sunscreen every day.