Dermabrasion is a safe non-surgical treatment that exfoliates the skin. The treatment uses a rotating appliance to remove the outer layers of skin that gently removes dead skin cells whilst simultaneously removing the debris. This treatment stimulates blood flow and assists in the natural collagen and elastin formation.
A common use for Dermabrasion is in the treatment of skin related problems including acne and acne scarring as well as pigmentation, blemishes and the treating of the effects of ageing, wrinkles and fine lines. The number of treatments will be case specific and depends on the severity of the skin issues. Visible results are normally seen after a single treatment.
What can Dermabrasion treat and not treat?
The Dermabrasion skin resurfacing treatment can remove (as much as possible) fine lines, age spots, acne, uneven pigmentation and thickening skin. Dermabrasion cannot treat birthmarks, moles or burn scars.
How is Dermabrasion performed?
Dermabrasion is performed by first numbing the skin with an anaesthetic. Taking each area at a time the skin is then abraded with a specialist high-speed rotary instrument. Once all areas are completed the patient is covered with a clean dressing.
Is Dermabrasion painful?
Most patients experience redness and a tingling, burning sensation. The level of pain depends on the area and intensity of the treatment performed.
Are the results of Dermabrasion permanent?
In cases where Dermabrasion has been used to remove scars or growths the results are permanent. If Dermabrasion has been used to effects of ageing such as wrinkles, then the results will be non-permanent.