Dermabrasion

Smooth skin is synonymous to beautiful skin. However, even the skin with the finest complexion will suffer from skin irregularities that diminish its beautiful state. Individuals with this problem can rely on dermabrasion to gently scrub and remove the skin’s top layers. As a process that involves controlled healing of the skin’s deeper layers, patients can expect a reduction in skin irregularities and improvements in the skin’s smoothed appearance.* This section will help you learn more about dermabrasion before you get in touch with a Bay Area cosmetic surgeon.

Basics of Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is effective in improving the appearance of skin that has been scarred by acne, accidents, and previous surgical treatments.* This treatment also works well in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the mouth area.* Some patients use dermabrasion to remove pre-cancerous growths on the skin, also known as keratoses. Both problems require a surgical procedure that will help remove the skin’s affected superficial layers. Chemical peels may be an alternative to dermabrasion and involve the use of a caustic solution to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re struggling with acne scars or any type of imperfection in the skin or face, dermabrasion may the be procedure for you.*

Best Dermabrasion Candidates

Dermabrasion is most effective for men and women of all ages and who are in optimum health. It is worth noting that older patients may heal more slowly than their younger counterparts. Your skin type and color matters the most when it comes to this procedure as individuals with dark complexion may suffer from blotchy or permanently discolored skin. Also, patients with a history of allergic reactions are advised to be more careful with this procedure as issues may come up. Freckles may even disappear when present in the treated area.* If you’re currently suffering from sunburn or have an active case of acne, we highly recommend that you postpone dermabrasion.

* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.

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