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Can a female have facial dermabrasion for rosacea?

Can a female have facial dermabrasion for rosacea?

Dermabrasion: You might be referring to microdermabrasion which is a minor procedure without any down time for the skin. Dermabrasion is the traditional sanding down of the skin for bad acne scarring or other scars and you need up to 2 weeks to recover. Microdermabrasion can be done in rosacea skin but should not be too frequent as it can increase the redness. ...Read more

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Dr. Ingrid Warmuth
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Dermabrasion (Definition)

Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure designed to gently remove the outer layers of skin. It is commonly performed to improve the appearance of the skin, camouflage scars, and remove irregularities of the skin. A brush or diamond fraise is commonly used for this procedure ...Read more


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Can a woman have facial dermabrasion when suffering from rosacea?

Can a woman have facial dermabrasion when suffering from rosacea?

Yes but may flare: It can be done but it may result in a flare. Some physicians have reported improvement with off label intra dermal injection of dilute botulinum toxin. ...Read more

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Can a female have facial dermabrasion when pregnant?

Can a female have facial dermabrasion when pregnant?

Yes: Usually facial dermabrasion is a non-chemical process. However, you do have dilation of vessels during pregnancy, so there may be a greater chance of bleeding or brusing. ...Read more

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Where can I get dermabrasion to vanish my facial scar? For many plastic sergion do not perform it since it's an old technique, but i need it.

Search online : There are still quite a few plastic surgeons that do, in fact, know how to us dermabrasion to reduce acne scarring. You should look up this specific topic online and should get some leads to plastic surgeons that perform this procedure. As an alternative, there are many plastic surgeons that prefer to use co2 laser resurfacing instead. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens?

Dermabrasion: Abrasion of the skin is helpful for removing marks and scars. It is not used more as it has - in my opinion - a greater risk of causing a scar than the well controlled laser treatments.Like fractionated fraxel treatments. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

The : The first step is to get the acne under control. Although accutane-like drugs require careful monitoring and can have potential side effects, they do work for severe acne that has not responded to typical prescriptions. Nonsystemic drug options include isolaz and photodynamic therapy for reducing acne, but... If she truly has severe acne, chances are she needs an rx oral program along with rx topicals. If the acne is in constant flare, no scar treatment will be effective as the continued cycle of tissue destruction will be in play. No teen should have to endure the psychological ravages of acne, so I do hope you will seek out a qualified acne specialist who has all the tools at hand. Dermabrasion is a messy and risky procedure that few doctors use. Fractional lasers have become the gold standard for acne scarring. It is far more tolerable with low risk. Depending on your daughter's ethnic heritage, she can embark of a series of treatments with or without pre treatment for potential post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Fraxel and other fractional erbium lasers cause new collagen growth so the scarred areas build up to become more level with unscarred skin. It is a process and can't be completed in procedure. Most average patients with scars see decent improvement after 4 to 5 sessions. Severe scarring may require some subcision (undercutting the scar floor first) followed by fraxel. Residual redness can be reduced with vascular lasers. ...Read more

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How long is benefit from face microdermabrasion or dermabrasion procedures?

Microdermabrasion: Initially 5 to 8 treatments spaced 7-10 days apart are recommended for most people with microdermabrasionacne scars and or discolorations may require more treatments.  monthly maintenance treatments every 2 or 3 months may be necessary to maintain results. Duration of dermabrasion is usually permanent. However, these procedures are very operator dependent. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion cause swelling? Will my face swell after dermabrasion, and how long will the swelling last? .

Does dermabrasion cause swelling? Will my face swell after dermabrasion, and how long will the swelling last?

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Dermabrasion: Yes, you will have swelling after dermabrasion, as well as raw skin that will need to be covered and treated for 7-10 days post procedure. Make up can generally be worn after 10 days to cover up the redness that will be left after dermabrasion. This redness will last from several weeks to months post procedure. This should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any types of face scars that dermabrasion is bad for?

Are there any types of face scars that dermabrasion is bad for?

Active or atrophic: Active acne lesions with infection or atrophic scars with minimal or absent epithelium are not good scars for dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Can i get dermabrasion if I have moles? I have a few large moles on my face. Can i still get dermabrasion? . .

Can i get dermabrasion if I have moles? I have a few large moles on my face. Can i still get dermabrasion?  .

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Avoid the moles: These few large moles sound like what physicians define as pigmented nevi. Anything pigmented can be difficult to follow to rule out changing to a melanoma. A melanoma has changes in color, irregular borders, can bleed, and can be itchy. If one gets dermabrasion of the mole, it may be very difficult to interpret the mole over time. The dermabrasion needs to avoid the moles and be done precisely. ...Read more

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How much bruising is expected from dermabrasion? I tend to bruise easily. Should i expect bruising following dermabrasion on my face and neck?

How much bruising is expected from dermabrasion? I tend to bruise easily. Should i expect bruising following dermabrasion on my face and neck?

Dermabrasion Bruises: Depending on the depth and extent of bruising it can take a few weeks or even more to disappear. A history of easy bruising, high blood pressure, post op nausea and vomiting, and taking supplements, nsaid;s and certain antioxidants will make bruising more likely, arnica pills and topical gel might help as well as camouflage makeup.Most of my patients have little or no bruising to speak of. ...Read more

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How much bruising is expected from dermabrasion? I tend to bruise easily. Should i expect bruising following dermabrasion on my face and neck?

How much bruising is expected from dermabrasion? I tend to bruise easily. Should i expect bruising following dermabrasion on my face and neck?

Expect raw skin: Most people don't get much bruising but your skin is a raided to a level that it will weep and drain until it heals. If you get any bruising most likely it will be from the injection of numbing medicine which is place into the skin prior to the start of the procedure ...Read more

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Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Don't give up!: Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, however. We use active fx and deep fx and repeat the treatment a few times (we wait a few months between treatments to evaluate the effect) for maximal benefit. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion safe?

In the right hands: As with any surgical procedure dermabrasion can be very safe and effective. With the advent of many of the new lasers dermabrasion has fallen out of favor, but it can still be a great procedure. ...Read more

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