One of my biggest concerns as a woman is to look good and stay confident in any situation. Looking good is essential, especially if you work in the office or your job involves facing clients and customers. Most of the time, our looks have a significant contribution to our confidence and performance, and to maintain a good appearance, we have to take care of our skin. Most of us rely on beauty regimens and tirelessly apply them every morning and night. Some rely on skincare specialists and spend a fortune to maintain younger-looking skin. There are many ways now that will help rejuvenate and improve your skin. You can now choose which will work for you and at the same time will fit your budget. One of the most popular surgical procedure is dermabrasion.
What Is Dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that exfoliates skin with the use of a rotating instrument. This treatment minimizes fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, lightens dark spots, and uneven texture. It has become popular with women, even with men, because it is as safe and expensive as other surgical procedures.
How Is It Done?
- Anesthesia – First thing first, the dermatologist will numb the patient’s skin with anesthesia.
- Exfoliating – After anesthesia, an assistant will hold your skin taut as the dermatologist uses the dermabrader to remove the outermost layers of your skin.
This procedure can be done at home with the instruction of your dermatologist. Hence, there are over-the-counter devices that you buy. When you do the dermabrasion, your skin is expected to sting a bit. It will be reddish after the exfoliation since the first layer of your skin is peeled off.
Care Management Before And After Dermabrasion
When you undergo the Dermabrasion treatment, there are specific procedures that you need to follow to achieve the perfect result. The dermatologist will teach you the dos and don’ts after dermabrasion.
- Exposure to sunlight is prohibited two months before dermabrasion and during the healing process because the procedure made your skin thinner. Therefore it can be easily damaged by sun heat.
- If you are a smoker, the doctor will prohibit you from smoking two weeks before and after dermabrasion. Because smoking does not only contribute to skin aging, but it also decreases blood flow to your skin, gradually slowing down the healing process.
- The doctor will check your skin condition because dermabrasion cannot be done to the patient with inflammatory acne, recurrent herpes flare-ups, radiation burns, or burn scars. So it is important to seek a doctor’s advice first before deciding to buy a dermabrader and do the procedure on your own.
It is essential to seek professional advice for the proper treatment for your skin. Because there is a suitable procedure for a specific skin type and condition, knowing what to expect and the risks of this procedure will prepare you for whatever the result is. However, if you follow the doctor’s advice and are 100% qualified to undergo the process, you will surely be satisfied with the results. Dermabrasion’s efficacy in reducing wrinkles and making skin smoother has been proven by many.