Dermabrasion is a cosmetic dermatology procedure that involves removing the top layer of skin to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. During the procedure, a special device is used to gently exfoliate the skin, revealing a smoother, more even complexion. The device is a special wand with a rotating, abrasive surface that is used to remove the top layer of skin. This wand is typically made of a wire brush or diamond wheel and is attached to a motorized handle. The wand is moved across the skin in a controlled manner, allowing the abrasive surface to slough off dead skin cells and other debris. The depth of the treatment is determined by the pressure applied to the wand and the length of time it is used. The wand can be adjusted to treat delicate areas of the face or more resilient areas of the body, making it a versatile tool for cosmetic dermatologists.
Dermabrasion can be used to treat a range of skin concerns, including age spots, hyperpigmentation, and rough or uneven skin texture. It is typically performed on the face but can also be used on other parts of the body.
While dermabrasion is generally safe, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These may include redness, swelling, and sensitivity to the sun. It is important to follow your dermatologist’s aftercare instructions, including using sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure, to minimize the risk of complications.
Overall, dermabrasion is a popular and effective treatment option for those looking to improve the appearance of their skin. If you are interested in dermabrasion, contact us at Coast Dermatology to schedule an appointment.