Treatments

DERMABRASION

PRINCIPLE                                                                                                     Imprimer le consentement
Smoothening of the skin through superficial sanding.

INDICATIONS
Sun damaged, wrinkly skin, acne and other scars.

COUNTER INDICATIONS
Certain skin types.
Known bad scarring.
Herpes prone patients need prophylactic treatment.

PROCEDURE (usually as out patient)
Motor driven diamond heads are used to mechanically remove the damaged skin layers.
  Operation time   30-60 minutes.
  Anesthesia          local or general.
  Scars                   usually none.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, UNDESIRABLE RESULTS
Too deep sanding may cause hypertrophic scarring.
Deep dermabrasion leaves depigmented zone.
Temporary hyperpigmentation in certain skin types.

POSTOPERATIVE CARE
During the first week, the oozing wound needs frequent changing of the medication. Creams are applied.