Professional dermabrasion is a very popular facial procedure that is done at dermatological offices. When properly done, it can effectively improve the appearance of the skin, including fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and uneven texture.
Dermabrasion is an exfoliating technique that basically uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer layers of skin, usually on the face.
This principle is used in many devices found in the market that simulate the cleansing and exfoliating process of professional treatments, but when done with a professional, it is more intense and with different results.
When in a dermatologist’s office, during the procedure, the professional will numb your skin with anesthesia before removing the outermost layers of your skin. It does not require time to recover in the clinic, so it can be done, and after it’s finished, it is possible to go home or back to the other activities.
After sessions, the skin can turn pink and swollen. Furthermore, it may feel like it is burning or tingling. As it is a professional procedure and the skin has to recover from it, it is possible that the skin might ooze a clear or yellow liquid or crust over while healing.
The effect usually appears quickly (usually after two weeks), but multiple sessions may be needed if it is a large region. Professional Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is not recommended for skin conditions like inflammatory acne, recurrent herpes flare-ups, radiation burns, or burn scars. Medical assistance is important to avoid cases of further hurting the skin for other reasons.
In conclusion, dermabrasion is a procedure performed by dermatologists or licensed professionals. It is used as an exfoliating device that works to remove the outer layers of your skin.
When the damaged skin layers are removed, your body will create newer and younger skin cells and improve the appearance of acne, acne scars, sunspots, fine lines, and an uneven skin tone.
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About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.