Just living your life and aging naturally can take a toll onyour skin's appearance. Repeated sun exposure, acne into adulthood and even just touching your face daily canall play a part in how your face looks and changes with age.
Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that has been used successfully since the 1940s to dramatically improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and skin pigmentation. In addition to these common cosmetic concerns, it has also been used to treat acne, traumatic scarsandpock marks. By removing the top, most affected layers of the skin, this procedure can eliminate years of damage , leaving you rejuvenated and refreshed.
Dermabrasion removes the top layers of the skin, causing it to form new skin with a higher collagen content than the previous layers. Collagen growth is spurred during this process,causing the skin to appear youngerthan before. This skin also forms thicker, flatteningareas that were once wrinkled or filling indepressions with a smooth, clear complexion.
This procedure is minimally invasive, using arotating diamond burr to remove layers of skin and stimulate collagen growth. It can be performed while the patient isunder sedation or local anesthetic.
After treatment, a stinging sensation may be felt, but can be controlled with an oral pain medication. Since the top layers of the skin are removed during the procedure, the deeper levels will appear raw at first, and a protective gel dressing will be applied to help form the new, healthier skin. In seven to 10days, new skin will form overthe affected area. Although it may appear pink at first, it will fade within four to six days and can be concealed with makeup.
To learn more about this procedure or any other facial treatments, schedule a consultation with dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta today, or visit our website.