Great and beautiful skin is desired by all of us. However, not everybody has flawless skin though. We blame our genes for it. But, we need not spend the rest of our lives having bad skin. One of the simplest methods that you may go for to get smoother skin is skin dermabrasion.
Dermaplaning or skin dermabrasion is a surgical procedure by which the top layers of the skin are refinished through a technique of “sand blasting” or controlled surgical scraping.
What is dermabrasion used for?
Dermabrasion is generally used for a variety of aging and skin problems, such as
- Scars (mostly relief scars; not the deep scars)
- Deep wrinkles (especially the ones to be found above upper lip),
- Acne effects
Indications for dermabrasion
The common indication for dermabrasion or dermaplaning is treatment of surgical or traumatic scars, acne scars, photo-damage, actinic keratoses, some benign tumors, and perioral rhytides. Also, pigmentary changes caused due to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, melasma, or tattoos can be reduced with dermabrasion.
Benefits of skin dermabrasion
Dermabrasion can produce more attractive and smoother texture of skin. It softens irregularities and sharp contours caused by scarring, wrinkles, and acne, and further remove the damaged skin. Skin Dermabrasion can also treat skin lesions and some liver (age) spots. The method can also be used to get rid of pre-cancerous growths.
Risks and side-effects of skin dermabrasion
- Change in the skin pigmentation
- Permanent darkening of skin
- Appearance of tiny whiteheads after surgery
- Developing enlarged skin pores
- Scarring and infection
In spite of these risk factors, skin dermabrasion is certainly one of the best ways available for getting smooth flawless skin.