Friday, January 16, 2015

 What is micro Dermabrision and skin polishing

Dermabrision is a non - surgical skin-resurfacing procedure that uses a rapidly rotating device to exfoliate the outer layers of skin. After the procedure the skin gives a smoother and younger looking appearance.
It generally decreases the appearance of fine facial lines and improves the look of scars, such as those caused by acne
Just after the procedure the skin will be sensitive and pink for several weeks. This will likely take about three months to fade.
ü     Indications
Dermabrision can be used to treat or remove:
·         Scars caused by acne
·         Fine wrinkles
·         Sun-damaged skin, including age spots, freckles
·         Tattoos
·         Uneven skin tone
·         Swelling and redness of the nose known as rhinophyma
·         Potentially precancerous skin patches known as actinic keratoses

ü     Is the procedure painful and its side effects
 Discomfort experienced as part of microdermabrasion is usually short-lived. This can include redness and swelling, which should subside within a few hours. You can expect the skin to be flaky and dry for several days. Additional risks include the following:
·      Bruising
·      Your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure. Be sure to use sunscreen, especially immediately following a microdermabrasion session.
·      Repeat the sun block every three to four hourly.
·      Redness and swelling. 
·      Bleeding. After Dermabrision, treated skin might bleed a little. With proper skin care, bleeding will stop on its own.
·      Acne. You might notice tiny white bumps (milia) on treated skin. These bumps usually disappear on their own or with the use of soap or an abrasive pad.
·      Infection. Rarely, Dermabrision can lead to a bacterial, fungal or viral infection, such as a flare-up of the herpes virus — the virus that causes cold sores.
·      Scarring. Rarely, Dermabrision that's done too deeply can cause scarring.
·      Other skin reactions. If you often develop allergic skin rashes or other skin reactions, Dermabrision might cause your skin to flare up.

ü     Am I the right person for this procedure
Dermabrasion is not for everyone. One should consult a dermatologist first and make sure your doctor should be aware of the following things.
·         Have taken the acne medication isotretinoin in the past year
·         Have a personal or family history of ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue generally known as Keloid
·         Have acne or another pus-containing skin condition (pyoderma)
·         Have recurrent herpes simplex infections
·         Have burn scars or skin that's been damaged by radiation treatments

After the procedure your skin will be sensitive and bright pink. Swelling will begin to decrease within a few weeks and can last even months.  Pinkness of your skin will likely take about two to three months to fade.
Once the treated area begins to heal, you'll notice that your skin looks smoother. Protect your skin from the sun to prevent permanent changes in skin color.
 The results might not be permanent. As you age you'll continue to acquire lines. New sun damage can also reverse your results.

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