ABOUT

Also known as dermaplaning or dermablading

Wrinkles and fine lines on the face are signs of aging and can be psychologically and professionally troubling for many people. Sun exposure, drinking, smoking, Hereditary genetic issue are some of the leading causes of early ageing. There are several cosmetic procedures dedicated to reducing these. Dermabrasion and dermaplaning (dermablading) are two ways of treating wrinkles, acne scars and other skin blemishes. Compared to the more invasive procedures, like a facelift these treatments have a shorter recovery time.

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WHEN TO CONSIDER

  • Fine lines around eyes, nose, mouth or cheeks
  • Small facial scars caused by prior acne, chicken pox , previous injury
  • Brown spots, blotches on skin.

RELATED PROCEDURES

Many people who consider dermabrasion also consider laser skin resurfacing , chemical peel and facelift .

WHERE IS IT DONE
Operation Theatre
DURATION
1-3 Hours

ANAESTHESIA

Local Anaesthesia Or General Anaesthesia

INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS

None

STAY AT CLINIC
1-2 Days

HOW IS IT PERFORMED?

Dermabrasion

The procedure of dermabrasion intentionally “injures” the skin so that good scar tissue will replace bad scar tissue. This process thus reduces or eliminates skin blemishes and wrinkles. Typically, plastic surgeons use a small tool that has a rapidly spinning wheel with a roughened surface. This can be performed on a small area or the entire face as per your cosmetic goals.

Useful to Treat

  • acne scars
  • vertical wrinkles around the mouth
  • facial blemishes

Dermaplaning / Dermablading

This process is very similar to dermabrasion, but the instrument used is slightly different, it is called a ‘dermatome’ and it slightly resembles an electric razor. Compared to the ‘sand paper’ like surface seen in dermabrasion this instrument is fitted with small blades that “skim off” the top layers of the skin. This can be performed on a small area or the entire face as per your cosmetic goals.

Useful to Treat

  • deeper acne scars
  • wrinkles on the face
REST AT HOME before resuming office work
2-3 Weeks

AFTER CARE AND RECOVERY

You should be able to see the full results of the procedure within 6 weeks.

New skin begins to form in seven to ten days.

After the procedure the treated area would show some redness or a pinkish tinge, this is normal and may persist for up to a month. This can be concealed by using a camouflage cream. It will subside eventually.

Superficial treatments have very less downtime.

Deeper treatments require at least 1-2 weeks break from your office related work.

FOLLOW UP VISITS
7-10 Days After the Procedure.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

The results with these procedures will vary depending upon the length and depth of the treatment. However, you can expect the skin blemishes to be reduced or eliminated for a relatively longer time.

It is important to note that, the natural process of ageing will continue and with that new blemishes can occur, and the ones treated before can return. The plastic surgeon can give you a broad picture of the duration for which your results can last.

Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon

Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for follow-up and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.

ASSOCIATED COSTS

Click here for the cost for Dermabrasion.

LIMITATIONS & RISKS

Significant complications from Dermabrasion, fortunately, are infrequent. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during the consultation. Thousands of people undergo this procedure every year and are glad with the results.

Every surgery has some risks associated with it. Some potential ones include

  • Allergies
  • Adverse response to the specific med
  • Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
  • Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures

Other risks specific to dermabrasion or dermaplaning/dermablading are outlined below

  • For people who are prone to frequent infections with Herpes simplex, this procedure may cause some issues. Our doctor may advise you some medication to prevent the fever blisters.
  • Some patients after the procedure may experience changes in the pigmentation of their skin. Our doctor can prescribe some bleaching creams to tackle this.
  • Thickening of skin can occur after the treatment with dermabrasion, this can be treated with Cortisone therapy.

You can minimize certain risks by following the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.

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