Who is a Candidate for Dermabrasion?
You may be a candidate for dermabrasion if you have fine or deep wrinkles of the skin, usually on the face. It can also help you if you have uneven skin surface as a result of scarring or acne.
The intended result of dermabrasion is to make skin irregularities, scars, and wrinkles reduced or less visible.
About Dermabrasion Cosmetic Procedure
The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The superficial layers of the skin are sanded or planed to achieve a smoother and more even surface.
The patient goes home with the treated area covered with medicated ointment. The procedure usually hurts very little and discomfort is controlled easily with oral medication. The treated skin is usually “healed” within 5 to 7 days, when makeup may be applied. The redness of the skin gradually fades over a 2- to 3-month period. The treated area usually heals to the same color as the surrounding skin, but may be either lighter or darker. The need to use makeup permanently to hide discoloration is unusual.
Additional procedures that may be enhance the result are Scar Revision and Dermabrasion of the upper and lower lips. This procedure can be done in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures.
Payment for Plastic Surgery
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.