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Purpose: To, change the texture and appearance of the skin so as to minimize scars and reduce the appearance of sun damage. Dermabrasion can't reduce pore size, or tighten loose skin.

 

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Procedure: Dermabrasion is a procedure which involves removing the surface of the skin so that blemishes become less obvious. The process can take up to an hour.  You will have a local anesthetic on the area to be treated, and usually some kind of sedation help you relax. The procedure takes from a few minutes up to 90 minutes, depending on the area involved. People from all age groups may be candidates for this procedure.

There are two types of dermabrasion. One involves the surgeon scraping away the outer layer of skin with a wire brush, to a level that will make a scar or wrinkle less visible. The other type involves the surgeon or dermatologist using a dermatome - which resembles an electric razor - to skim off the layers of skin that surround a deep scar or other defect, until the skin is at the same level as the lowest point of the scar. The skimmed skin then heals.

  

Results: The results are long lasting, although many people choose to have further dermabrasion every few years to maintain the initial effect. This method is not suitable for all parts of the body. It is usually used for treating the face; however, not every part of the face can be scraped, for example: the eyelids have a very thin and delicate skin that cannot be dermabrated.

 

Risks of Dermabrasion Treatment: Dermabrasion generally causes a lot of bleeding, making it difficult to judge when to stop the removal of skin. This can lead to scarring or pigment changes. The healing process depends on patient's age, skin colour and type, as well as other medical conditions However; you can avoid most potential problems by talking to the surgeon in depth about what you require before the treatment. Most people heal within ten days, although there may be some redness for up to three months. The most important thing is to avoid sun exposure, chlorinated water and any activity which may harm the area. Take the necessary precautions according to your surgeon's instructions.

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 )