Skin conditions are a common concern for many of us, and they can affect patients of all genders, ages, skin textures, and skin types. In many cases, there may be more than one affliction causing distress to the skin, and it can lead to visible blemishes, pigmentation issues, and uneven texture. Dermabrasion can help.
Much of the issues that cause skin imperfections are due to genetics, aging, or external factors like bacteria, sun damage, harsh weather, hormones, and stress. Loss of collagen over time can also contribute to this, as it means your body will struggle to replenish lost hydration and moisture in the skin. Thankfully, there are dozens upon dozens of different options available for patients who are seeking skin improvement treatments. There are various levels of approach when it comes to skincare, ranging from surface-level beauty treatments to in-depth resurfacing using medical-grade cosmetics and procedures.
At Dr. Kevin Sadati’s office, located in Newport Beach, patients will have access to a variety of skin enhancement options, including dermabrasion. One of the most classic skin treatments, dermabrasion, involves exfoliation to help remove the upper layers of skin and kick-start the body’s natural healing process in a controlled manner, stimulating cell turnover produce softer, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin.
The dermabrasion procedure is a medical-grade skin resurfacing technique that uses a rapidly rotating device with a diamond tip that provides a deep level of exfoliation to the desired area. It shouldn’t be performed on more delicate areas but can show incredible results on larger parts of the face, like the cheeks and forehead, or the decollate.
When performed by our experienced and licensed medical staff overseen by a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Sadati, you can expect the highest quality care and attention to detail that is specifically catered to your needs. This treatment it may not be suitable for everyone, so our staff will assess your skin to make sure that you are an eligible candidate before you undergo the procedure is important.
Microdermabrasion is similar to dermabrasion, but it delivers a more gentle exfoliation treatment using smaller abrasives. Commonly, a diamond-tipped device is used to gently remove the upper layer of skin that is showing signs of impurities or imperfections.
This treatment is minimally-invasive and can help brighten or correct issues like skin tone, texture, or minor blemishes. It may be recommended for a patient who needs less extensive correction or simply want to touch up their appearance in between other treatments or before a big day.
Dermabrasion treatments are more in-depth because they use an abrasive sand-like material to strip away the layers of skin. This procedure is not recommended for patients seeking to get minor cosmetic improvements or address common signs of aging or sun damage in the skin.
Because it helps strip away the upper layers of skin, making way for new skin growth, it’s best for patients who struggle with scars on the face due to acne, previous injury, or surgery. It may also be recommended to help remove the pre-cancerous growths known as keratoses.
Your skin will continue to visibly improve over the next several weeks and months, with results starting to stand out at about five months. This will ultimately depend upon the extent of treatment required to achieve the desired results. Dr. Sadati will be as realistic as possible and discuss the procedure and what you can expect.
The recovery following a dermabrasion treatment is not immediate, but will slowly develop over time. This treatment is intended as a long-term solution to scarring or deep indents in the skin that can distract from your appearance and cause self-confidence issues.
Immediately after the procedure, your skin will likely be red and raw, but an ointment will be applied that will help soothe the area. You'll probably feel some tingling, stinging, burning, or throbbing. You may manage any pain you feel can be controlled with medications.
The inflammation will start to subside within a few days to a week after treatment. The first healing stage will cause a scab or crust that will form over the treated area. Once this falls off, a new layer of skin forms underneath. Your face may begin to itch as the fresh skin starts to grow and it will be a pink tinge. You may apply more ointment at this time.
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Clients from around the globe travel to see Dr. Sadati for his surgical expertise. He and his surgical team provide the highest standard of patient care, from the initial consultation, to complete recovery and conclusion of your care. Our friendly staff is available to accommodate you in any way that we can.