- Healing Process:
- After dermabrasion, the affected skin may be red and swollen. You may feel a tingling or burning sensation. As new skin forms, these symptoms should subside. Dr.Beaty will provide you with detailed instructions on how to treat your skin as it heals.
Dermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of skin by smoothing away fine wrinkles and minimizing scars. It refinishes the top layers of the skin through controlled surgical scraping. You may elect to have your whole face treated or choose specific problem areas.
Am I a good candidate?
Men and women alike are candidates for dermabrasion. Certain skin types may respond better to the procedure. Individuals with acne on the affected area or with easily irritated skin may not be good candidates. However, other treatment options are certainly available and can be discussed with Dr. Beaty at the time of consultation.
What is treatment like?
When you undergo a dermabrasion procedure, Dr. Beaty uses local anesthesia to minimize discomfort by numbing the area being treated. The procedure is fairly quick, depending somewhat upon the size of the treatment area. Dr. Beaty uses specific equipment to cause controlled abrasion to the top layer of skin. The skin will then be treated to allow for proper healing.