Skin smoothing through controlled surgical intervention
Dermabrasion is a procedure for smoothing the skin through controlled surgery, although it is essentially non-surgical. Worldwide, surgical grinding, which is also known, is among the top 5 procedures for rejuvenating the skin and reducing stretch marks.
Rotated sterile sanders with diamond particles or special brushes attached to rotating handpieces remove damaged skin – pigment spots, acne scars, stretch marks, open and closed comedones, including fine and deeper wrinkles. Thus, by removing the uppermost layers of the epidermis, dermabrasion stimulates the formation of a new surface layer of the epidermis.
This procedure for removing dark spots and irregularities on the skin is appropriate for all skin types and can be applied to all parts of the body. The practice has shown that usually in patients with light skin the result is better than in the darker skin, but overall, the overall health is most important.
The dermabrasion procedure also helps for the better penetration and absorption of cosmetic products, which enhances both its effect and the regenerative abilities of the epidermis.
Regardless of relative universality and good tolerance, there are cases where dermabrasion is not recommended – open wounds, bruises, purulent acne, enlarged blood vessels on the skin of the face, hepatitis, skin cancer, diabetes or autoimmune disease. It is also not recommended for pregnant women.
It is important to know that if a patient wishing to do this procedure uses a face cream with retinol (Retin A) he should stop using it 15 days before the procedure. The doctor should be warned if during the last year and a half the patient has been taking aromatic retinoids (Tigason, Roaccutane).
Before deciding on this rejuvenating procedure with an extraordinarily good effect due to the stimulation of your own regenerative processes, it is important to ask all possible questions to the doctor and to honestly answer those who he will ask you.
It is imperative to tell if you have been subjected to chemical peeling, X-ray therapy and if you have had severe sunburn. The plastic surgeon, who will perform the skin smoothing with the dermabrasion technique, should also be aware of your allergies.
Dermabrasion can also be combined with microdermabrasion and chemical peels. It is often applied in combination with face lift. Thus, along with the stretching of the skin of the face, the surface and structure of the skin will be corrected.
It is recommended that dermabrasion is done during the autumn-winter season in order not to expose to direct sun and ultraviolet rays. It is also appropriate to take account of a more inactive period as a workload as the recovery process requires more careful care and avoiding contamination from outside for at least two weeks.