Dermabrasion treatment by groisman & laube
Successful even with deep wrinkles
A dermabrasion (also microdermabrasion) is a treatment for deeper wrinkles or scars that because of their strength or localisation cannot be treated satisfactorily by other measures such as a filler therapy or an acid-peeling (e.g. phenol oil peeling).
The operation that consists of a controlled mechanical scraping-off of the skin is based on the body’s own healing powers that produce a visibly smoother skin. Typical regions for a dermabrasion treatment, colloquially also called dermaplaning, are the wrinkles above the upper lip as well as wrinkles or scars on cheeks and chin.
Prior to dermabrasion therapy
Proper evaluation of the existing situation is of the greatest importance for a successful dermabrasion. Possibly the wrinkles can also be treated with fillers or other types of therapy. If dermabrasion is the best-suited treatment possibility, we shall discuss the extent and the locations for its use.
Course of a dermabrasion in our Frankfurt surgery
Mostly you will be in twilight sleep for the operation but local anesthesia is also possible. Depending on the extent of the necessary treatment, the procedure will either be started with the introducton of a sodium chloride solution mixed with local anesthetics (tumescence solution) through narrrow needles into the area to be treated or the treatment will take place without previous intoduction of liquids but with permanent water cooling.
The top skin layer will be scraped off with a burr containing superfine diamond particles to a certain depth so that the following healing process results in a visibly smoother skin without any scar tissue.
After the microdermabrasion
In the days after the operation the treated area is covered by a protective scab that will come off by itself after about one week. It is important not to try and hasten this process by actively removing the scab. Underneath the scab new skin is being generated that will appear more rosy and will slowly become similar to the surrounding skin. This process may take a few weeks but normally it has progressed far enough after approx. two weeks to be covered up with a light make-up.
Once the scab is in position the treated area can be cared for with proper ointments. But we recommend waiting with additional applications until after the end of the first healing stage. It is, however, advisable to apply creams with a sunlight protection factor from this time on for several weeks or months and to avoid extensive sunbathing since they would cause a risk of permanent pigment irregularities.
Most of the patients who have previously often unsuccessfully tried for years to reduce skin creases or scars with ointments and peelings are very happy with the result of dermabrasion once the healing process is finished.