Laser dermabrasion is used primarily to treat skin deformities acquired through infections such as chicken pox and acne, but is becoming increasingly popular in skin recreation for people that have experienced substantial damage to their facial features as a result of accidents. With the increase popularity of tattoos and the even greater desire to have them removed once done, dermabrasion is possibly the best way to cover up some regrettable choices. However, it is important to note that dermabrasion therapy is not the ultimate procedure to get rid of blemishes on the skin. For example, it is ineffective in dealing with congenital skin defects or moles and pigmented birthmarks.
Dermabrasion therapy does not require any hospital admission and can be carried out in a surgeon’s office or even at an outpatient surgical facility. Some patients may require medication and the areas that need to be treated will be cleansed with an antiseptic cleansing agent. A spray that freezes the skin will then be applied and a high speed rotary instrument will then be used to remove the outer layers of the targeted portion of skin.
The results of dermabrasion before and after are very prominent. Immediately after the procedure, the skin will appear ‘brush burned’ for a few days, but the medications prescribed thereafter will help reduce any discomfort you have as well as helping smoothen the skin within a period of about 7 to 10 days.