As essential and protective as your skin is for your body, it can be damaged or worn over time. This can lead to a dull or aged appearance at nearly any age. Although many at-home dermal treatments and skin care routines can help prevent these effects, they may not be able to fully bring the results you are looking for.
If you have skin that has acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, or age spots that do not go away with these other treatments, dermabrasion might help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
At Gainesville Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Greg Gaines uses a local anesthetic to numb the area to be treated before moving a special instrument that removes the outermost layer of skin. The procedure helps remove the damaged areas and layers of skin to reveal a fresh and healthy layer below.
After the procedure, Dr. Gaines and his team will apply an ointment and protective dressing to help promote healing. Over the next few weeks, your skin will likely appear reddened and begin to scab as the old and damaged skin slowly falls off. This is normal and will subside over time.
Over the few weeks after the procedure, your skin will return to its natural color, and the final results will begin to appear. It is important to avoid sun exposure, especially during the healing period, as the new layer of skin is in its most delicate state and can be easily damaged.
Dermabrasion is safe and highly effective at removing skin damaged by acne, scarring, the sun, or aging. Although it may take more than one treatment to achieve the desired aesthetic results, dermabrasion is a great option to get back younger-looking and healthy skin.
Contact Dr. Greg Gaines and the team of expert aestheticians at Gaines Plastic Surgery in Gainesville, FL, to see how dermabrasion or other treatment options can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call 352-333-9600 or visit www.gainesvilleplastic.com to schedule a consultation.