Dermabrasion – Process & Advantages

December 1, 2014

With so many skin resurfacing techniques available in the market it might just get tricky to choose one that is best for you. There are laser treatment and chemical peel available for skin, but dermabrasion could surpass all your expectations.

Dermabrasion is a modern technology to improve appearance of skin using a wire brush or a diamond wheel instrument that will rapidly rotate on your skin taking off upper layer of skin. People who want to get rid of acne scars, chicken pox marks, tattoos, accident marks and other disease scars can opt for dermabrasion for great results.

Process of Dermabrasion

Profession dermatologist or plastic surgeon should take up this process. At first, body areas that need to be treated will be cleaned with antiseptic agent. Then to freeze the skin, ice pack or spray that freezes the skin will be applied. For deeper dermabrasion you might require pain killer or anesthesia. Then your dermatologist will use a hand-held speedy rotating machine (pencil sized) with a tiny cone of sandpaper on its end. This will sand down the upper layer of your skin and will leave a coating. This coating will be removed after a week when a new skin starts coming out. Recovery depends upon the type of dermabrasion you have chosen. However, proper care after the treatment is must. Cleaning the skin many times a day, avoid sun exposure, using sunscreen are some of the common things to follow.

Advantages of Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion will give you several following advantages:

  • New skin will appear naturally radiant and luminous.
  • Skin surface will become even that was earlier damaged due to sun exposure or aging.
  • New cell renewal will increase blood flow making your skin healthy.
  • It will reduce skin pigmentation, scars and marks.
  • Acne scars will be reduced and will also open blocked pores.
  • It will reduce wrinkles from your face

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