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Is there any pain involved in a dermabrasion?
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Minor discomfort
Dermabrasion is useful for improving the appearance of scars.
It removes the outer layers of skin to promote a more even appearance. The procedure itself is done with local anesthesia, so it should not be painful. Afterwards, while everything is healing, the pain is minor, and usually doesn't require strong pain medications.

In brief: Minor discomfort
Dermabrasion is useful for improving the appearance of scars.
It removes the outer layers of skin to promote a more even appearance. The procedure itself is done with local anesthesia, so it should not be painful. Afterwards, while everything is healing, the pain is minor, and usually doesn't require strong pain medications.
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Dermabrasion is an extremely i basie and painful procedure in which a motorized drill with a sandblasting tool is used to remove or ablate your skin.
Microdermabrasion on the other hand is a noninvasive and very safe no painful procedure that has no downtime. Some people mistakenly refer to dermabrasion when they really mean microdermabrasion.

In brief: Yes
Dermabrasion is an extremely i basie and painful procedure in which a motorized drill with a sandblasting tool is used to remove or ablate your skin.
Microdermabrasion on the other hand is a noninvasive and very safe no painful procedure that has no downtime. Some people mistakenly refer to dermabrasion when they really mean microdermabrasion.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
There can be but there are many types of anesthetics they may be used.
Micro dermabraision is usually only slightly uncomfortable.

In brief: Possibly
There can be but there are many types of anesthetics they may be used.
Micro dermabraision is usually only slightly uncomfortable.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: It should not
Dermabrasion should not be painful.
If it's done too harshly, it could produce some discomfort but usually mild painkillers would take care of it. Make sure to find a reputable surgeon and not a beauty saloon for this procedure so that you are properly taken care of if a problem occurs.

In brief: It should not
Dermabrasion should not be painful.
If it's done too harshly, it could produce some discomfort but usually mild painkillers would take care of it. Make sure to find a reputable surgeon and not a beauty saloon for this procedure so that you are properly taken care of if a problem occurs.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain dermabrasion
This is typically minimized with anesthetic techniques during the procedure and minimized with occlusive dressings after the procedure.

In brief: Pain dermabrasion
This is typically minimized with anesthetic techniques during the procedure and minimized with occlusive dressings after the procedure.
Dr. Otto Placik
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