Dermabrasion: All to consider for a skin refinishing treatment

Dermabrasion and dermaplaning is another part of plastic surgery in the UAE that deals with refinishing the top layers of the skin via controlled surgical scraping. The procedure is to soften sharp edges of irregular skin surface and give it a smooth and even contour.

Dermabrasion improves looks of the scarred facial skin due to accidents, previous surgery or simply to even out fine lines like those around the mouth. It’s also performed for the removal of keratosis; pre-cancerous growth.

On the contrary, dermaplaning helps in treating deep acne scars and an important part of plastic surgery in the UAE.

Depends on severity of the case, both dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be performed either on particular areas of the skin or entire face. The procedure can be solo or combined with others such as scar removal, chemical peeling, facelift, revision or scar removal.

For all those considering surgery for refinishing of the skin, the details outlined below would give you basic understanding of the procedure.

Dermabrasion: Best candidates

Like all other plastic surgery procedures, dermabrasion and dermaplaning can enhance your appearance and self-confidence. Here, it’s important noting that both the treatment won’t permanently remove all the scars, pertinent flaws and prevents ageing. Before taking a firm decision on undergoing skin refinishing treatment, think carefully of what to expect post-surgery and have all the queries answered by an expert surgeon.

Men and women of all ages can benefit from both dermabrasion and dermaplaning. The end results and healing however vary per age which is slow among the elderly and speedy in the young. Other important factors to consider are skin type, colour/pigment and anatomy of the underlying tissue and medical history.

Black and Asian skins along with other dark complexions may become permanently discoloured or blotchy after the treatment. There’re rare cases of patients who developed allergic rashes and reactions such as fever blisters, cold sores and flare-up. For the freckled, the marks are likely to go away from the area that’s being treated.

Most of expert surgeon won’t perform the surgery on patients in active stages of acne due to greater risk of infection. The same holds true for subjects that underwent radiation treatment, a badly burned skin or previous chemical peel.

Planning for the surgery

All forms of plastic surgery in the UAE are performed by highly-skilled surgeons and trained practitioners which is extremely important to ensure safer results. Extra care must be taken during both dermabrasion and dermaplaning as it’s performed mostly on visible parts of the face or body.

Be open with your surgeon on what to expect post-surgery and don’t hesitate asking questions to clear up any confusion. Be honest with the medical history and if you’ve any allergy against a particular medication.

Preparation

The surgeon is likely to give some instructions important for preparation of the surgery that also includes a diet plan, to take or avoid certain medicines depending on severity of the case. Pre-care instructions would be shared as well to make sure the skin doesn’t experience further anomalies.

Conclusion

With plastic surgery in the UAE for dermabrasion, the above are a few pre-considerations worth getting acquainted with.

This blog post is proudly offered by Dr. Matteo VIgo Plastic Surgeon.

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