Dermabrasion is a technique that utilises an abrasive tool such as a diamond wheel or wire brush to remove the upper damages layers of skin to promote the regrowth of fresh, rejuvenated skin. This procedure is commonly performed on the face but may also be beneficial for other areas of the body and has been used to effectively treat acne scars, fine lines and rosacea.
Depending on your unique treatment plan, local anaesthetic may be applied to the area that is to be treated. A small area at a time is then treated until the desired area is completely treated. As the top layers of your skin are removed during this treatment we may apply an ointment or bandage to protect your skin during the healing process.
In general the healing process for this procedure is around a week, with the new skin appearing pink or red in colour. This can be covered using makeup and should fade within 6 to 12 weeks. Many people experience little to no discomfort associated with this procedure, and may return to regular activities soon after. It is important to note that this new skin will be more susceptible to sun damage.