Dermabrasion: Skin refinishing available in Plano
If you live with acne or other scarring, you are not alone. Thousands of women and men do not realize that effective, minimally invasive treatment is available. A more refined complexion can be yours with dermabrasion at Noble Cosmetic Surgery in Plano.
Dermabrasion is typically done on the face – either a specific area or full face treatment – but the technique can be used on other parts of the body.
Skin is cleansed. The treatment area is marked and numbed with local anesthetic. Ice packs are applied to firm the skin for more efficient abrasion. The device has a diamond wheel or fine brush head that rotates rapidly. Dr. Obasi applies it to top layers of skin, with carefully controlled speed, pressure, and duration.
Skin is cleansed again, and protected with antiseptic ointment and a sterile dressing. Most patients experience little or no discomfort during and after treatment. They return to normal activities within a day or two. However, Dr. Obasi will talk with you about pain relievers and topical ointments to reduce swelling, if necessary.
Recovery time depends on the size and depth of the treatment area. Fresh new skin usually regenerates in five to eight days, and pinkness fades in about six weeks. Daily sun protection is critical during this healing period.
Conditions treated with dermabrasion
- Acne scarring.
- Surgical or trauma scars.
- Cysts, some precancerous lesions and skin cancers, and other superficial growths.
- Pigmentation irregularities such as melasma or sun spots.
- Wrinkles around the mouth.
Chemical peels are often sufficient for minor skin resurfacing, and laser therapies are popular. However, dermabrasion is the most effective solution in many cases. Dr. Obasi’s experience is essential in achieving safe, lovely results.
Call Noble Cosmetic Surgery in Plano at (214) 974-4411 today to find out if dermabrasion is right for you.