Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing cosmetic procedure that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and facial scarring. This popular treatment rejuvenates the skin, revealing a softer, younger look.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a great treatment for men and women alike with the following skin defects:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Surgical or trauma scars
- Superficial skin growths
Various skin tones react differently to dermabrasion, and some produce better results than others. Dermabrasion is not recommended for people with acne on the areas being treated.
What to Expect During Dermabrasion Treatment
During the dermabrasion procedure, Dr. Beaty numbs the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Next, Dr. Beaty gently removes and polishes the uppermost layers of skin, allowing the skin to heal back smoother than before.
A moistened gauze dressing may be temporarily placed over the treated area to promote healing. Dr. Beaty will address specific post-operative instructions with you before and after the treatment.
After a dermabrasion treatment is completed, patients should avoid sun exposure as new skin is more susceptible to sun damage. Proper cleansing of the treated areas is also recommended to produce the best results.
Because each patient has unique skin issues, individual results will vary.
What are the Side Effects of Dermabrasion?
Patients who undergo the dermabrasion procedure may experience brief redness and swelling of the treated area or a light tingling sensation, but these symptoms quickly subside as the skin heals. The skin generally heals within 5-8 days, though deeper dermabrasion procedures may experience a longer recovery.
What Kind of Results Can Patients Expect from Dermabrasion?
Because every patient’s skin type is different, results from dermabrasion will vary, but all patients should see that their treated areas are smoother, reducing the appearance of skin discolorations, scarring and fine lines and giving the skin a more uniform look.*
How Much Does Dermabrasion Cost?
The cost of dermabrasion varies according to the size and the severity of the areas being treated. To find out what your specific cost will be, schedule a consultation with double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Beaty.
Transform Your Skin with Dermabrasion
If you’re ready to discover smoother, younger skin, schedule a consultation with Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery in Alpharetta, Georgia today! Contact our skin specialists at (770) 753-0053 or online to book your appointment for dermabrasion.