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Dermabrasion

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Dermabrasion

What is Dermabrasion?

During dermabrasion, the skin is frozen and then sanded down with a rotating mechanical wheel or brush.

Also Known As:

  • Skin resurfacing
  • Dermaplaning
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Surgical skin planning
  • Skin smoothing
  • Facial
  • Anti-aging procedure

Conditions Treated with Dermabrasion:

Dermabrasion can be utilized in cases of scars, wrinkles and unwanted tattoos. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Dermabrasion:

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.

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