Friday, January 19

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is used to treat deep acne scars with a portable instrument called dermatomes. Dermatomes look like an electrical shaving machine; it has a razor that moves forwards and backwards to eliminate in an even way the shallow layers of skin that surround zits and other facial defects.

Dermaplaning as well as dermabrasion can be realized in some parts of your face or all of it. It can be used independently or together with other procedures. However, none of the treatments will eliminate the scars and imperfections, neither will they prevent aging.

Who can undergo dermabrasion or Dermaplaning?

Dermabrasion and Dermaplaning are procedures both women and men of any age can turn to.

The important factors that help determine the effectiveness of both treatments include:

- Type of skin
- Color of skin
- Medical record

About the procedure

Though each procedure varies, normally, dermabrasion surgeries and Dermaplanning surgeries follow this process:

Options of where to realize the surgery:

- The surgery room of the surgeon’s office.
- A surgery ambulatory center.
- A hospital, as ambulatory patient.
- A hospital, as interned patient.

Anesthesia options may include

- Local anesthesia, combined with a sedative (allows the patient being conscious but relaxed).
- A numbing pulverizer as Freon, along with local anesthesia or as its replacement.
- General anesthesia

Duration of the procedure: From just some minutes to one hour or more, according to the area to be treated. The procedure can be realized more than once or in phases.

Possible short-term side effects

- Skin may get inflamed or red.
- It may be difficult to eat or talk during many days after the procedure.
- You may feel tingling feeling, chafing or pain.
- Swelling and scabs.

As long as the new skin starts growing, it is possible you feel and look swollen. Skin may be sensitive and have a shiny rose color that may take 3 months to disappear. It is important to be protected against sunlight after this procedure.


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