These include various minimally invasive techniques that physically abrade the skin by use of devices which gently exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin by removing the thick outer layer.
These procedures are performed under topical anesthesia and can be combined with various other techniques like fillers, BOTOX and PRP application for facial rejuvenation.
Microdermabrasion can do the following-
- Improve spots and blackheads
- Improve hyperpigmentation
- Exfoliate and refresh your skin
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate pores
- Treat Acne scars
These procedures can be performed as office procedures. Downtime ranges from 5 to 7 days depending on the depth of Abrasions. Minimal swelling, bruising and exfoliation is expected after the procedure to last up to 7 days. Sun exposure should be strictly avoided in the interim period to avoid hyperpigmentation.
Dermabrasion and derma planing are procedures that give the skin a smoother appearance by treating the sharp edges of surface irregularities. Through a method of controlled surgical scraping, the skin’s top layers are “refinished”.
Dermabrasion is most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents or previous surgery or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles, such as those around the mouth. It’s also sometimes used to remove the pre-cancerous growths called keratoses. Dermaplaning is commonly used to treat deep acne scars.
They can be performed as an office procedure under topical anaesthesia. Downtime ranges from 5 to 7 days depending on depth of Abrasions. Minimal swelling, bruising and exfoliation is expected after the procedure to last up to 7 days. Sun exposure should be strictly avoided in the interim period to avoid hyper-pigmentation. Any cosmetic procedure requires patient to be physically fit. Patient should also be a non-smoker or should have stopped smoking.
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are generally safe but do have the potential for risks and complications to occur. Some risks and complications associated with dermabrasion and dermaplaning may include but are not limited to.
- Change in skin pigmentation including permanent darkening of the skin, usually caused by exposure to the sun in the days or months following surgery
- Skin becomes lighter or blotchy in appearance
- Development of whiteheads after surgery
- Temporary enlargement of pores
- Rarely, infection and scarring
- Development of excessive scar tissue, including keloid or hypertrophic scars
Further treatment may be necessary to correct complications.