This beauty treatment is a mechanical
procedure that used a power-drive (hand held device equipped
with a rotating metal wheel) that used a wire brush of a diamond
fraise to remove the upper layers of the skin.
The results of dermabrasion are actually
permanent, making it an ideal technique for treating skin acne,
removing scars or tattoos
and promoting new skin growth. When we say permanent, we mean
that it has long term effects (up to 1 year or more). Sometimes,
patients repeat the dermabrasion treatment but this requires
for the skin to be healed completely from the previous session.
However, you must keep in mind that this procedure does no
prevent new wrinkles from appearing in the natural aging process.
Each dermabrasion procedure helps
to improve the appearance of the skin by 20 to 50%; the results
depend on the condition and type of skin, the dermabrasion
machine used and lifestyle.
Main difference between dermabrasion
The main difference between these
two techniques is that microdermabrasion
exfoliates only the top 10-15 microns; dead cells and used
crystals are then vacuumed back in the device, leaving the
skin cleaner, smoother and shinier. Dermabrasion, on the other
hand, exfoliates thicker skin layers.
Dermabrasion is a one-session treatment,
requiring another yearly session
for maintenance. Microdermabrasion
treatment consists of 6 to 12 sessions, scheduled 2 weeks
apart and usually require a once every 2-3 months session
Versión Español: Dermabrasión
Usually, this technique of skin abrasion
requires local anesthesia, depending on the size of the area
that is being treated. Before starting, your specialist will
clean the region with an antiseptic cleaning gel. After doing
so, he/she will start the skin-peeling process using the rotating
wheel of the machine until the desired depth of the dermis
dermabrasion session can take from a few minutes to a couple
of hours, depending on the level of treatment and the size
of the area.
You can expect your skin to be red,
sore and swollen just after the dermabrasion treatment. Your
physician will prescribe any painkillers (and possibly antibiotics)
to make your recovery period more comfortable. You may also
experience scabbing and uneven pigmentation.
After a few days, these conditions
will start to diminish and the outer layer of
the epidermis simply falls off, leaving your skin with a rejuvenated
look, if not a little pinkish. After 2 to 3 months after the
treatment, your skin will begin to regain its normal color and you finally start to experience the real dermabrasion
results. Your specialist will monitor your healing process
to make sure that no complications occur.
The procedure does not involve any
serious, known risks. Some patients
with very sensitive skin may experience some irregular irritation.
There is an additional risk for discoloration with dermabrasion.
Excessive scar tissue (keloid or hypertrophic scars) can develop
in some individuals. These can be treated with injections
or cortisone creams.
information above is an introductory description of a dermabrason
procedure. If you wish to have more information or have any
questions concerning this treatment, please feel free to contact.
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