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.