Aging and the environment can create a lot of effects on our appearance, especially on the face. Although many dermal injectables and other treatments can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines to help regain a youthful appearance, they do not necessarily do a lot with the surface of the skin itself.
Dermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that can remove the top layer of skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as some minor scarring on the face. These procedures are performed in the office, and great results can be seen in as little as one session, though follow-up treatments may be needed for larger areas.
After cleansing the area to be treated, Dr. Gaines will apply a topical numbing ointment to help reduce any discomfort during the session. Using a small handheld device, the top layer of skin with then be gentle removes by a moving brush or wheel. This uncovers the fresh and healthy skin below.
Although the procedure is non-invasive and relatively quick, there will be a recovery period after which diligent skin care and protection are needed to achieve the best results. After the treatment, your skin will likely appear pink and may have some swelling.
This will subside over the next few weeks and while you can do normal activities during this time, avoiding this sun is essential as the new skin is quite delicate and susceptible to damage.
Though this recovery may be a bit longer than other dermal and aesthetic treatments, there are fewer risks such as reaction to injections or other complications. The treatments can be completed in an outpatient basis and fit in with your everyday life. Most patients report little discomfort or pain during the treatment or recovery.
Not only are dermabrasion treatments safe, easy, and effective, but they also fit in great with other dermal treatments for a holistic approach to aesthetic improvements. Dr. Gaines at Gaines Plastic Surgery in Gainesville, FL can develop a treatment plan perfect for your aesthetic goals. Call 352-333-9600 or visit www.gainesvilleplastic.com.