Dermabrasion Information

Qualifications

  • Healthy men and women of all ages

  • Darker skin complexions may be at higher risk for permanent discoloration

  • Freckles may disappear in treated area

  • Individuals who are prone to rashes, blisters, or sores may experience a flare up after treatment


Preparation

  • Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare your skin, including guidelines on eating and drinking

  • Stop smoking 2 weeks prior to your procedure

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding


Recovery

Directly after the procedure, your skin will be fairly red and swollen. Tingling, burning, or aching may occur. A scab will form initially, but will shed to reveal pink skin that will last for several months. Men should avoid shaving during the healing process and use electric razor the first time once healed. Expect partial correction. May be repeated for additional improvement. If you notice the treated area beginning to worsen (reddening or iching) after a week or two of healing, notify your doctor.


  • *Are not limited to:

  • Scarring

  • Infection

  • Less than expected improvement

Unlikely Complications