How Does Dermabrasion Improve Your Skin?

  • August 16, 2021

If you’re dreaming of tighter, smoother skin, but are not yet ready to commit to a full surgical facelift, dermabrasion might be an ideal option for accomplishing your aesthetic goals and giving you a flawless complexion. If you have sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone and texture, or precancerous skin patches, a dermabrasion procedure from Dr. Schmidt could help solve these issues.

What does dermabrasion entail, and what can you expect?

How Does Dermabrasion Work?

Dermabrasion, also known as surgical skin planing, is a procedure that relies on a specialized tool to remove the top layers of the skin. This device has a rapidly rotating rubbing head that “sands” off the dull, tired, dead skin cells to reveal the fresh, healthy skin beneath.

After undergoing dermabrasion, your skin will regenerate itself, stimulating the growth of smooth, resilient, unblemished skin cells. This minimally invasive treatment takes place while you are under twilight anesthesia, and you can return home afterward to begin your healing process.

Dermabrasion Recovery and Results

Dermabrasion results will reveal themselves gradually, as new skin grows over the treated areas. Plan to spend 10 days to two weeks recovering from your procedure, during which you can expect side effects such as redness, swelling, and minor discomfort. Dr. Schmidt can prescribe you medication, as necessary, to manage pain while you heal. Our team will also send you home with a detailed aftercare plan so you recover as swiftly as possible.

Is Dermabrasion Right for You?

Dr. Schmidt will evaluate your skin type and ask you questions about your health history – including any medications or supplements you take – to determine if you are a good candidate for skin planing. Come to your dermabrasion consultation prepared to answer these questions, but remember that this appointment is also your opportunity to address any concerns you might have.

If you have specific medical conditions that make your skin more sensitive or ongoing acne flare-ups, Dr. Schmidt might recommend an alternative procedure such as a chemical peel. You may also wish to consider a different treatment if you have a darker skin tone, as dermabrasion brings a risk of discoloration for some people.

To be an excellent candidate for surgical skin planing, you must be able to take time away from work and social obligations while your skin heals. It’s also crucial that you are willing to commit to following an aftercare plan, including avoiding UV exposure so your skin doesn’t heal unevenly. If you smoke, you will need to quit for at least two weeks before your treatment and while you heal. Smoking constricts the blood vessels and impairs circulation, which could slow your recovery process.

Schedule Your Dermabrasion Consultation in Denver

Dr. Schmidt and his caring team prioritize patient safety, comfort, and desired  results. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Schmidt has chosen to apply his skill and artistry to provide his patients with beautiful, natural-looking results. Call us at (720) 443-2235 or contact us online to make your dermabrasion consultation appointment and start enjoying smoother, healthier skin today.

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