Wrinkles and fine lines on the face can be troubling for many people, which is why there are several cosmetic procedures dedicated to reducing these signs of aging. Facial lines can be caused by drinking, smoking, sun exposure, or genetics. Dermabrasion and dermaplaning (dermablading) are two ways of treating wrinkles, acne scars and other skin blemishes. These treatments have a shorter recovery time than some of the more invasive procedures, like a facelift.
When to Consider Dermabrasion
If you have fine lines around the eyes, nose mouth or cheeks.
If you are frustrated with signs of aging that make you look older than you feel.
If you have small facial scars caused by acne, chicken pox or a previous injury.
If you have brown spots or blotches on the skin.
Less invasive than a facelift
Improved look of scars, wrinkles and skin spots
More intensive than microdermabrasion and light chemical peels
Can cause skin irritation or scarring
Skin color may change
Sun sensitivity after treatment
Am I a good candidate for dermabrasion or dermaplaning?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider dermabrasion or dermaplaning:
You have fine lines around the eyes, nose, mouth or cheeks
You are frustrated with signs of aging that make you look older than you feel
You have small facial scars caused by acne, chicken pox or a previous injury
You have brown spots or blotches on the skin
There are virtually no age restrictions for dermabrasion or dermablading. If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.