Plastic surgery, dermabrasion helps repair damaged skin. It is used especially to remove acne scars. But it can also effectively fight against wrinkles. This rejuvenation technique has, however, postoperative difficult and risky.
The principle of dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is a reconstructive surgery, which involves "sanding" the surface of the skin. More precisely, the epidermis, the upper layer of the dermis, which is somewhat "pickled." This abrasion will allow the formation of new epidermal tissue. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, local, regional or sub analgesia. It is performed by a dermatologist, a surgeon or doctor.
The technique of dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is obtained by rubbing the skin with an abrasive. We use tools based on tiny wheels, wire brushes or diamond burs. These elements are attached to motors that will rotate them with adjustable speed. All the quality of the practitioner will be to choose the right type and right size of tool, to rotate at the correct speed and to exercise the right pressure. Indeed, according to these parameters, the epidermis is more or less abraded.
Indications for dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is primarily used to try to erase the embarrassing scars. There are many remedies to remove acne scars on his face. It can also treat rosacea, and erythrose erythosis coli by dermabrasion. The technique makes it possible to mitigate all these unsightly facial redness. Similarly, dermabrasion produces very good results against stains that can mar the face and body (birthmarks, blemishes Ruby ...). Finally, dermabrasion can eliminate sun damage and aging. It produces very good effects against wrinkles.
Dermabrasion, difficult postoperative
If the results are so impressive is that dermabrasion removes a significant portion of the epidermis. It must therefore have at least 2 weeks (but sometimes one month) for a new skin is formed and the skin is completely healed. Moreover, at the end of the session, the treated area is bleeding. A bandage is put in place for 1 week. Then, the patient should receive care until complete healing. The skin is often painful in the beginning. Crusts can also appear. It will especially not scrape or hang them, otherwise create new scars. In general, the new skin is very fragile in the early days, and it will be very cautious. It prohibits the sun for 1 to 2 months.
The risks of dermabrasion
Like any surgery, dermabrasion involves risks related to anesthesia. But there is also a risk related to the dosage of dermabrasion. If the dermis has been reached too deeply, scars may form in the new tissue. In addition, pigmentation of the skin can also be changed. In rare cases, cysts are also emerging. But the most important risk for infection, and therefore the quality of pre-and post-surgery is paramount. Finally, the results of dermabrasion can sometimes be disappointing, especially when very deep lesions. We must also prepare ...