Wrinkles, fine lines and scars are a concern for many of us who want to preserve our good looks as the years go by. These days, there are many forms of cosmetic surgery that can reduce the signs of aging. In this article, Dr. Farole will share helpful tips on dermabrasion, a technique that can restore the appearance of imperfections on your skin.
Facial lines can be caused by drinking, smoking, excess sun exposure and overuse of tanning beds. Dermabrasion and dermablading are both proven ways of removing wrinkles, acne scars and other imperfections in the skin. These treatments have a shorter recovery time than other procedures such as a full face lift.
When should I consider dermabrasion?
You may want to think about having dermabrasion treatments if:
- You have fine lines around the eyes, nose, cheeks or mouth.
- You are dismayed with the signs of aging on your face that make you look and feel older than you actually are.
- You have small facial scars caused by acne, chicken pox or an earlier injury.
- You have brown spots or blotches that you’d love to remove.
What are the pros and cons of this procedure?
People favor dermabrasion because it is:
- Less invasive than a full face lift, with shorter recovery time
- Effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars and dark spots
- More intensive than microdermabrasion and light chemical peels
Here are a few concerns:
- Dermabrasion can cause skin irritation or scarring
- Skin color may change
- You will be sensitive to sun after treatment
It’s also good to know that dermabrasion can be done at any age. If you are in good general health, have a positive outlook and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
How does dermabrasion work?
The purpose of dermabrasion is to “injure” the skin very slightly so that good scar tissue will replace bad scar tissue. This reduces or eliminates the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles.
Dr. Farole will use a small tool with a rapidly spinning wheel that applies a roughened surface to your skin. This removes the upper layers of your skin, prompting it to heal by creating smooth new skin.
Dermabrasion is most often used to treat acne scars and other facial blemishes. It is especially helpful for those who have vertical wrinkles around the mouth that can cause lipstick to “bleed.”
Dermabrasion can be performed on a small area of the face or the entire surface of the face, depending on the desired effect.
What’s the difference between dermabrasion and dermablading?
Dermablading is very similar to dermabrasion, except that the tool your cosmetic surgeon uses is slightly different. This procedure uses a dermatome, which is fitted with small blades that skim off the top layers of the skin.
Dermablading may be better suited for those who have deeper acne scars or wrinkles. Like dermabrasion, it can be performed on a single area or the entire face.
How do I know which procedure is right for me?
Dr. Anthony Farole has successfully worked with thousands of men and women in the Greater Philadelphia area who want to improve the appearance of their skin. The best way to figure out which procedure may be right for you is to schedule a personalized consultation in Dr. Farole’s offices, conveniently located in Bala Cynwyd.
Dr. Farole’s extensive knowledge of cosmetic surgery procedures will be a real benefit to you in learning more about the techniques that can refresh and restore your skin’s appearance.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn if a dermabrasion is right for you? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.