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What is Dermabrasion?
It is an application made with the technique of peeling the top layer of the leather by sanding. The method is generally applied to correct or lighten the scars, pits, scars and blemishes left by inflammatory acne. Irregularities, scars and wrinkles on the skin can be reduced.
Everything You Need to Know About Dermabrasion
How Does Dermabrasion Work?
The body, which wants to repair the effect created by the application, quickly carries the cells that will form new tissue to these areas, revealing a smoother, tense and fresh skin layer.
During the healing process, the pores are closed, the spots disappear, the skin becomes more vivid and clear. Although it is a one-time procedure, the process can be repeated after at least 6 months if necessary.
What Is The Difference From Other Peeling Processes?
Dermabrasion can reach deeper points of the skin compared to laser and chemical peeling. The deepest chemical peeling agent cannot act as deeply as dermabrasion. Mechanical dermabrasion should be done under general anesthesia if it is usually applied to local, wider areas. For chemical peeling, there is no need for anesthesia.
Can Dermabrasion be Applied to Everyone?
Dermabrasion can be applied to anyone of all ages, men and women. However, the recovery period is slightly longer in elderly patients. Permanent color changes and spotting can be seen after dermabrasion in dark-skinned people. Treatment methods other than dermabrasion can be evaluated in the treatment of these patients. Skin reactions and herpes lesions may exacerbate after the procedure in allergic patients.
What Should Be Considered Before Dermabrasion?
The use of drugs that increase bleeding such as aspirin should be discontinued before dermabrasion. Stopping smoking for 1-2 weeks before and after surgery is of great importance in terms of complications that may develop. If there are active pimples, it is recommended to postpone the process until the pimples are gone.
What Are Dermabrasion Methods?
In the dermabrasion operation, the epidermis and superficial dermis, the top layer of the skin, are peeled slowly and in a controlled manner with the sanding tips working on a special motor. The operation is applied to the entire area covering the problematic area in order to prevent the formation of tone difference and to provide a homogeneous appearance. For example, dermabrasion should be applied to the whole forehead for a small scar. The process takes up to approximately 1-1.5 hours.
Dermabrasions performed with Erbium laser and Co2 laser systems can be performed in a more controlled manner than mechanical dermabrasion. In addition, the recovery time in laser dermabrasion is completed faster than mechanical dermabrasion.
What Should Be Considered After Dermabrasion?
After the skin peeling surgery, a light dressing is applied to the application area or it is left open by applying plenty of pomade. Since epithelialization is completed in 24 hours, the patient can touch the application area the next day.
The swelling goes away in a few days to a week. There may be crusting in the application area. Men should not shave for a few days and shave with a machine in the first days after the wound heals.
No Pain or Bleeding
There is no pain or bleeding after the operation. A light pink colored, fresh, renewed skin emerges from below. This pinkness decreases over time and after 10 days, the skin regains its normal color. A tonal difference that lasts up to 1 month can occur between the applied and non-treated areas.
Sunscreen is Important
The patient can return to work after 1-2 weeks. It takes 6 months to complete the recovery fully and during this time it is necessary to use sunscreen.
Are There Any Side Effects of Dermabrasion Treatment?
After dermabrasion, temporary spotting, whiteness or brown color changes may occur on the skin, small whiteness called milia may occur but disappear spontaneously.
Written on 01/01/2018
Last Update: 22/04/2021
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