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Dermabrasion is a resurfacing procedure to improve the appearance of the skin. It uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer skin layers, typically on the face. This treatment is performed to improve sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven texture and tone, and to remove precancerous skin growths.

Am I a good candidate for dermabrasion?

You may be a candidate for dermabrasion in North Scottsdale if you are in good general health and have:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Facial scarring from acne, surgery, or injury
  • Precancerous lesions

This treatment may not be recommended if you have recently undergone a chemical peel, facial cosmetic surgery, or radiation treatment, if you are prone to abnormal scarring, or if you have taken a prescription acne medication in the last six to 12 months.

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What should I expect with dermabrasion treatment?

  • Dermabrasion in Cave Creek is usually performed with local anesthetic and lasts anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of treatment.
  • While an assistant holds your skin taut, the doctor will pass a small, motorized device with a rough surface called a dermabrader across your skin.
  • Immediately after treatment, the doctor will cover the treated area with a moist dressing, which is typically changed in a follow-up appointment the next day.

What is recovery like after dermabrasion?

You can expect to return to work and normal activities in approximately one week after dermabrasion in North Scottsdale. It generally takes seven to 10 days for the skin to heal and a few months for the pinkness to fade completely. Your skin will be swollen, and it may be difficult to eat or speak for a few days after the procedure. As your skin begins to heal, it will itch, and a scab will form over the area. Avoid scratching and allow the skin to heal naturally. An ointment or cream may be prescribed to reduce swelling and to keep the area moist.

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FAQ

How do I prepare for dermabrasion?

  • Tell the doctor about any medications and nutritional supplements you are taking. You may be asked to stop taking medicines that could increase the risk of bleeding or adversely darken your skin.
  • If you smoke, you will be asked to stop for a few weeks before and after dermabrasion in Cave Creek. Smoking decreases blood flow to the skin and slows the healing process.
  • You will also be advised to avoid excessive sun exposure before your procedure, as it can cause skin discoloration.
  • Doctor Kuerschner may recommend that you take certain medications before dermabrasion to help prevent viral and bacterial infections and to help promote healing.

How many dermabrasion treatment sessions will I need?

The number of treatments will depend on the issues being addressed. If you are having dermabrasion to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, you may need only one treatment. However, additional procedures may be required if you are addressing deeper scars or significant signs of aging.

Should I avoid sun exposure after dermabrasion?

Yes. Avoid exposure to the sun until your skin is completely healed. When you have finished peeling, wear sunscreen every day.

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