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microdermabrasion

MICRODERMABRASION

During microdermabrasion, or surgical skin planing, we freeze the patient’s skin and then mechanically removes or “sands” the skin to improve the contour and achieve a rejuvenated appearance as a new layer of remodeled skin replaces the damaged skin. The new skin generally has a smoother and refreshed appearance. Results are generally quite remarkable and long-lasting.

When is dermabrasion indicated?
When dermabrasion was first developed, it was used predominantly to improve acne scars, chicken pox marks and scars resulting from accidents or disease. Today, it is also used to treat other skin conditions, such as pigmentation, wrinkles, sun damage, unwanted tattoos, age (liver) spots and certain types of skin lesions. The treatment may also be applied to select areas of deformed skin.

What happens prior to surgery?
Before surgery, a complete medical history is taken and a careful examination is conducted in order to evaluate the general health of the patient. During the consultation, the plastic surgeon describes the types of anesthesia that may be used; the procedure and what results might realistically be expected. We also explain the possible risks and complications that may occur. Photographs are taken before and after surgery to help evaluate the amount of improvement. Preoperative and postoperative instructions are given to the patient at this time.

How does the procedure work?

 Microdermabrasion is a treatment that involves the use of fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells. It’s used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and skin blemishes.

During the procedure, the practitioner will use a handheld device to direct a fine stream of tiny crystals across the skin to loosen any dead cells and vacuum them away.

The procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes. For best results, a course of four to six treatments is often recommended.

Your skin may appear red for between 30 minutes and 12 hours after the procedure, depending on the strength of the treatment.

What happens after the surgery?
For a few days, the skin feels as though it has been severely “brush-burned.” Medications may be prescribed to alleviate any discomfort the patient may have. Healing usually occurs within 7 to 10 days. The newly formed skin, which is pink at first, gradually develops a normal appearance. In most cases, the pinkness has largely faded by eight to 12 weeks. Makeup can be used as a cover-up as soon as the crust is off. Generally, most people can resume their normal occupation in seven to 10 days after dermabrasion. Patients are instructed to avoid unnecessary direct and indirect sunlight for three to six months after the procedure and to use a sunscreen on a regular basis when outdoors.

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