*What You Need To Know About Dermabrasion



Many people are not happy with their skin. They tried a lot of different things in order to perfect their appearance and feel in their wrinkles. Many people use creams or serums that can be found at local drug stores. Others take a different route and contact a facial plastic surgeon to discuss the procedures that they offer to fix their skin problems. One of these procedures that plastic surgeons offer is called dermabrasion. 

What is Dermabrasion? 

Dermabrasion is a skin treatment that is made to resurface your skin is texture and improve your overall appearance. The procedure involves removing the top layer of skin. This in turn causes your skin to regenerate itself and make new skin cells that are more youthful looking. This procedure is usually sought after for people, mainly women, that want to perfect their facial wrinkles and their upper lip wrinkles. 

Who are the Best Candidates for Dermabrasion? 

The best candidates for dermabrasion treatments from a facial plastic surgeon are those who have upper lip wrinkles and also have light colored skin. Patients with these determining factors have the best success results with dermabrasion treatment. Those that have darker colored skin and then have a dermabrasion treatment performed will have higher chances of their skin changing and pigmentation. This change in pigmentation is actually called hypopigmentation. Patients with darker skin tones should enroll in the medical roll CIT. This is another procedure that can be performed by facial surgeon and will help the same situation with upper lip wrinkles and scars, just without the chance of hypopigmentation. 

People who have scars on their face are also candidates for dermabrasion. These people will be able to do a special type of dermabrasion called scar dermabrasion. This treatment is for when the scar on your face is raised or uneven. What a facial plastic surgeon will do, is surgically fix the uneven or raised scar and then perform dermabrasion on the scar about six weeks later. Then, the scar is flat on the skin and barely even noticeable. 

How Does Dermabrasion Work? 

Dermabrasion is completed under anesthesia and can be completed as an outpatient service. The road to the dermabrasion treatment actually begins about two weeks prior to your actual treatment date. This is when you schedule an appointment with your facial surgeon and he will come in for a consultation. During the consultation, your facial surgeon will give you a topical cream that you should use on a daily basis up until the dermabrasion treatment. The cream is specially made to prepare your skin to be dermabraded. Once your skin has been prepped and ready for a dermabrasion you will come in on your appointment date and the procedure will take place. You will be placed under a local anesthetic and sedation will be combined. The procedure usually lasts about 15 minutes and he will also do an upper lip dermabrasion as well. This is usually considered facial rejuvenation surgery. 

As with any surgery, there are certain complications that can occur. Bleeding after the procedure is usually not typical, but can certainly happen. If the bleeding does occur, your facial surgeon will instruct you to put light pressure on the spot that is bleeding in order to get it to stop. There’s also a small, minuscule risk of infection. But this usually does not occur. Other complications can include scarring and pigment changes but these are usually not the case either. 

What to Expect after your Dermabrasion Treatment 

When you come home from your dermabrasion treatment, you should rest and relax as much as possible. If you lie down you should keep your head elevated on two pillows to reduce any swelling that may occur. Some plastic surgeons will suggest that you place a Ziploc bag of frozen vegetables or small ice packs on your face for about 10 minutes when you are awake. These cold packs will help reduce any swelling and should be done for at least the first 48 hours after your treatment. 

Usually after the treatment many patients say that they do not experience any pain. They do, however, say that there is some discomfort and Tylenol is a great medicine to take to easy any of these discomforts. Some people with a low pain tolerance may experience more pain than others. In this situation your plastic surgeon will prescribe a stronger medication in order to help you feel better. Your surgeon will also prescribe an antibiotic cream that’s to be put on your face to minimize any risk of infection occurring. This cream should be applied two times a day. Along with minimizing the risk of infection this cream will help keep your face moist. 

After the cream has been on your face for a few days, your skin will begin to change from red to pink. If the facial cream is continued to be applied as directed, your skin will gradually begin to change from pink back to its normal color. Your smooth and radiant skin will be able to be noticed at around 7 to 10 days after your procedure is completed. Usually after the treatment has been completed, a scab will form over the area that the patient had dermabraded. Around this time, you will have a post-op appointment scheduled with your facial surgeon. He will then look at the scab and determine whether or not you were healing appropriately. Once he has determined if the scab is ready to be removed, he will remove the scab. Once the scab is removed, your new skin will be visible for everyone to see. 

If you are interested in facial plastic surgery, particularly in dermabrasion, you may contact Dr. Bustillo in Miami, FL. Dr. Andres Bustillo is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He has been practicing facial plastic surgery for over 10 years. He performs many different kinds of facial plastic surgery, such as rhinoplasty, deep plane facelifts, minimal incision neck lifts, as well as dermabrasion. 


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