Dermabrasion is the procedure in which rough, dull skin on the face and neck is sanded away. Facial skin can become dull for a variety of reasons. Sun damage, acne scarring, aging, and genetics can leave skin looking uneven and rough. Dermabrasion is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that removes the outer layer of damaged skin. It is popular because it is painless and non-invasive.
Dermabrasion is used to treat:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Skin discoloration
- Facial scars
A dermabrasion procedure at the best medical spa in SE Portland takes between 30 minutes and an hour to complete. It is a procedure performed by a dermatologist. A trained professional will use a scalpel to remove the top layers of the skin. Small, round crystals are then used to remove the outer layers of the skin. These crystals are sprayed onto the skin while patients recline in a chair. The treatment may be performed on the face, chest, neck, arms, and hands. The dermabrasion procedure leaves the skin feeling smoother and looking brighter.
It is a skin resurfacing procedure. It is performed as an outpatient treatment at our medical spa. Patients usually require local anesthesia and sedation for this procedure. The dermabrasion treatment can be painful; however, local anesthesia and sedation can help manage the pain.
After dermabrasion treatment at the best medical spa in SE Portland, you can expect the skin to continue to flake for a week or so. During this period, new skin will replace the damaged cells. At first, the new skin will be pink, but as it heals, it will become lighter.
The skin must be kept clean and moisturized. Do not sleep on your face, as this can disrupt the healing. Avoid using makeup for the first few days, as your skin is sensitive. Avoid sun exposure for at least four weeks, as your skin will be sensitive and more prone to burning.
After receiving a dermabrasion treatment, it’s essential to follow a few aftercare tips.
- Wash gently with a gentle cleanser.
- Follow all aftercare instructions.
- Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.
To learn more about dermabrasion, the patients of SE Portland can visit our office, Love Medical Spa. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment.