Treatments/Invasive/Other Invasive/Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion Treatment for Scarring

The Dermabrasion Treatment for Scarring is a resurfacing technique that uses a rotating instrument to remove outer layers of skin. This treatment is typically used to treat acne scarring, fine lines, sun damage and uneven skin textures. Dermabrasion is a more aggressive form of microdermabrasion which does cause controlled damage of the skin resulting in bleeding therefore the downtime from this treatment is longer than with microdermabrasion.

What Are The Benefits Of The Dermabrasion Treatment for Scarring?

Dermabrasion can help to improve the appearance of scar tissue by creating a faded and more blending look to reduce the overall visibility of the scarring. Dermabrasion can also be used to treat fine lines/wrinkles and uneven skin textures.  


What Is The Recovery From Dermabrasion Like?

Dermabrasion is considered an invasive technique therefore the downtime and recovery tend to take a little longer than procedures such as micro-dermabrasion. You can expect to be red and swollen for 24-72 hours post procedure there may also be some bleeding on day one. This technique creates an open wound and therefore aftercare is extremely important for optimum results, your consultant will advise on this before and after the treatment.  


Does Dermabrasion Hurt? 

Dermabrasion can be painful; a Local anaesthetic or sedation will be administered before the treatment takes place. You should expect some discomfort during and after the procedure.  


Are The Results Of Dermabrasion Permanent?

Yes and no. The results of dermabrasion treatment for scarring are typically permanent however this is highly dependent on how you care for your skin post treatment. If you are a sun worshiper and do not protect your skin adequately this can be destructive to your skin and thus your results will not laser. It is also important to note even with immaculate aftercare your skin will continue to age and therefore this may affect your results in the long-term.  

Treatment Overview

  • Surgical technique to resurface and improve the appearance of scarring 
  • Typical recovery period of 1-2 weeks 
  • Performed by highly skilled, specialist plastic surgeon with expertise scar treatments 
  • Acne Scarring, Fine lines, uneven textures 

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