During dermabrasion, the skin is frozen and then sanded down with a rotating mechanical wheel or brush.
Also Known As:
- Skin resurfacing
- Skin rejuvenation
- Surgical skin planning
- Skin smoothing
- Anti-aging procedure
Conditions Treated with Dermabrasion:
Dermabrasion can be utilized in cases of scars, wrinkles and unwanted tattoos.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to dermabrasion. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include face lift, thread lift, chemical skin peel, laser skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion.
Anesthesia with Dermabrasion:
Dermabrasion is performed with sedation, and sometimes a local anesthetic.
Potential Complications from Dermabrasion:
Possible risks following dermabrasion include tingling, scarring, redness, swelling and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible to experience a burning sensation.
Prognosis after Dermabrasion:
The prognosis for a positive end result following dermabrasion is good.
Recovery from Dermabrasion:
Total recovery from dermabrasion takes seven to ten days. It can take up to three months for the skin to completely return to normal.