Dermabrasion

Skin Resurfacing in Costa Mesa

Dermabrasion is a technique that removes the dead, dull surface layers of skin to eradicate common skin issues and reveal fresh, clear skin.

Reasons to Choose Dermabrasion

Patients often choose dermabrasion to treat a variety of issues. Most commonly, dermabrasion is used to treat skin that exhibits:

  • Scarring
  • Wrinkles
  • Unwanted tattoos

By sloughing off the damaged layers of skin, new skin cells are able to emerge. This process removes the skin that looks tired and irreparable, and helps you to showcase skin that is healthier and looks younger. Dermabrasion treatments can be completed on the face, neck, chest and hands.

Patients interested in dermabrasion should recognize that the benefits of dermabrasion are not a quick fix and more healing time is required than with less abrasive microdermabrasion treatments. However, the results of a dermabrasion procedure are more pronounced and can be achieved in one treatment.

FAQ About Dermabrasion

The surgical team at UCI Plastic Surgery has provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about dermabrasion in Orange County and Costa Mesa. If you have further questions, your plastic surgeon will be happy to answer them during your consultation.

How does it work?

Before beginning your dermabrasion treatment, your skin will be carefully cleansed at the treatment site. An anesthetic will likely be administered to improve your comfort during treatment. To perform the procedure, your plastic surgeon will move the abrading handpiece over the surface of your skin. As the handpiece attachment passes over your skin, it will spin and slough off the outer layers.

When dermabrasion treatment has been completed, an ointment will be applied to the treatment site, and a surgical dressing will also be used to protect the skin.

What happens after surgery?

When you return home after your dermabrasion treatment, you will have aftercare instructions. Your dressings will need to be changed regularly and you may need to reapply the ointment. The full recovery time after dermabrasion is one to two weeks. During this time, you will need to take care to protect your skin from the sun. As your skin heals, the texture of your skin will improve as your body produces new collagen.

Why should I choose UCI Plastic Surgery for dermabrasion?

The surgical team at UCI Plastic Surgery are experts in how healthy skin looks and behaves. When you undergo dermabrasion in Costa Mesa at UCI Plastic Surgery, you know that your plastic surgeon is highly trained and can achieve the best cosmetic result in a healthy manner.

What are the most common risks involved with dermabrasion?

Most side effects from dermabrasion are rare but can include infection, hyperpigmentation and scarring. Any side effects are usually short-lived. If you have questions about risks or side effects, please consult with your plastic surgeon.

To learn more about reviving your skin with dermabrasion treatments in Southern California, please call the surgical team at UCI Plastic Surgery.