Dermabrasion can smooth deep creases such as lines around the mouth, eliminate wrinkles, and improve the appearance of scars.?A specialized resurfacing diamond-embedded burr is used to remove the outer layers of skin. As the skin heals, it tightens and is replaced with new smoother skin.
The procedure?may be done in the office or under light anesthesia. If done in the office, an anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area 2 hours before the treatment. Pretreatment with Botox may be required to decrease movement and prevent creasing during healing.
Dermabrasion is frequently combined with other?facial rejuvenative procedures?to achieve great results.
Recovery?from dermabrasion takes 5-7 days. A dressing is used in certain areas such as around the mouth for 5 days. Exposed areas are covered with Aquaphor ointment for the first 5-7 days. Discomfort is short-lasting, 6-12 hours, with mild to moderate stinging and burning like a sunburn. Swelling and some crusting last for up to 7 – 8 days. Subsequently, the skin redness fades over 2 – 8 weeks.
The results?can be dramatic particularly around the mouth area. Elimination of vertical lip lines and softening of cheek and chin crease can be expected