One of the most effective procedures in modern cosmetic surgery is dermabrasion that constitutes medical abrasion of the damaged skin. The list of reasons of the skin problems is various: facial scars (caused by acnes and chicken pox or after surgery scars), wrinkles, keratoses (pre-cancerous skin growth), sun damage, all kinds of pigmentation, tattoo removal, age (liver) spots.
As the procedure is rather painful it nearly always requires general anesthetic. After the treatment the skin needs time for recreation that depends on skin type, age and health history.
Not so long ago the procedure was held using not big electric sander (the second name of the procedure is sanding). But gradually the humanity started experience of using CO2 or laser. Laser dermabrasion is not so painful, also it is easier in operation and less blooded in comparison with classical. Often dermabrasion description that you can get in the clinics can tell you everything about all details during the treatment procedure and after treatment care. Dermabrasion description provides usually the general information.
The dermabrasion procedure has around 100-year old history. But the real popularity was gained in 1960?s. The procedure runs usually for 90 minutes (the general time depends on treated skin). Dermabrasion is conducted by stages, especially in the case of deep scarring or large area operation. So the area parted with gentian violet is common and necessary event.
The client is usually offered to take relaxing medicine. The affected area is wiped with the antiseptic remedy for reducing the chance of possible infection. Afterwards the anesthesia that must be administrated is done. It can be both in general and local variants. During the dermabrasion the cosmetic surgeon scrapes external skin layer using the special brush made of rough wire and burr with diamonds. The choice of operation tools and materials influences the types of abrading attachments. The instruments have high level of rotary and special wheel (abrasive). They are exactly designed for external skin layer removal and providing improvement of skin surface roughness.
The process continues till necessary, depth to make scar, wrinkle or other skin defect less visible, is achieved. After finishing the scraping the cosmetic surgeon starts skin treating and application of dressing. The redness and inflation can last for 7-10 days. The pink spots are caused by the new skin that starts growing underneath. These areas are especially sensitive. Usually dermabrasion description contains the information about the possible effects after the procedure including pain, swollen skin, painful process of eating; treated skin areas require dressings and care, possible necessity of temporary staying.
Full dermabrasion description helps to control all dermabrasion service that begins from physical examination for being sure if this kind of treatment is available for your skin type, examining of medical history.