Are you worried about a youthful look that has been damaged by your acne scar? Or maybe, you are feeling anxious and getting angry at your older appearance due to age spots and fine wrinkle around the entire face. Then there is a solution for you to improve the look of your look. Dermabrasion is a treatment that removes the damaged outer surface of the skin and generates the new outer surface of the skin that makes your appearance much younger.
What is dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is an exfoliating process that stimulates the cleansing by means of a rotating instrument that uses a wire brush or a wheel made of diamond with an irregular edge to remove the damaged upper surface of the skin. The brush rotates very fast, taking off and leveling upper layer of the skin. The abrading process injures the skin and results in it to bleed. The injury heals by the growth of new skin in place of the damaged skin.
Dermabrasion is helpful to treat fine lines, uneven texture, acne scars, and sun damage. Some skin conditions restrict dermabrasion including burn scars or radiation burns, inflammatory acne, recurrent herpes flare-ups, very dark skin, and very thin skin caused by a side effect of a medication.
How is dermabrasion done?
After a thorough examination of your skin type, the dermatologist will suggest you whether dermabrasion will fit you or not. If he clears the signal for performing, he will first clean and mark the area to be treated. A local anesthesia is applied to numb the skin. An ice pack is put on the area to be treated for 30 minutes. If the anesthesia and ice pack together don’t prepare the skin tight enough, a freezing spray is applied to harden the skin for deeper abrasion. For the treatment of entire face a stronger anesthesia, sedation, and painkiller may be required and sometimes general anesthesia is applied for deeper abrasion.
One small area is selected for treatment at a time. The freezing spray, if required is tried for a few seconds. Then the spinning burr or brush called dermabrader is applied across the skin to take off the upper surface of the skin. Gauge is used prevent bleeding. When the abrasion is completed the area treated is covered with clean dressing or ointment.
What to expect after dermabrasion?
The time required for healing after dermabrasion mostly depends on the size and depth of the area that chosen for surgery. A patient who has undergone dermabrasion for entire face will naturally take a longer period than a patient who undergone it for a small part. Deeper abrasions need longer time to heal. Generally, skin grows back within 5 to 8 days. The color of the new skin is either red or pink. This color almost goes out in 6 to 12 weeks. Till then, you need a makeup for the treated area to match your normal skin tone. Following cares are important for healing:
Several follow-up visits to your dermatologist are needed to track up the healing and re-growth of the skin to rejuvenate your skin and look.