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Dermabrasion: Facts

Facts About Dermabrasion

  • Dermabrasion is also called surgical skin planing. Skin is made abraded with a rotating brush to remove the blemishes.
  • When the planing removes old skin, new skin grows without any defects.
  • In dermabrasion, healing takes up to two weeks.
  • The skin looks red, like sun burnt skin, after dermabrasion.
  • Dermabrasion is used to improve acne scars, scars of accidents or diseases, wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, tattoos, liver spots, etc.
  • After freezing the skin to be treated, dermabrasion is performed. Your doctor may use local anesthesia, if needed.
  • If you have recently taken isotretinoin, the procedure may be postponed for some months. If you have active herpes simplex, procedure cannot be performed unless the herpes clears.
  • Use sunscreen to prevent hyper-pigmentation.


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