Dermabrasion performed involves mechanical sanding of the top layers of skin. The effect is to soften the sharp edges of surface irregularities commonly seen in facial acne scarring, other types of scars, and fine wrinkles. In demabrasion, a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges is used to remove the upper layers of the skin. The brush or burr rotates rapidly, taking off and leveling (abrading or planing) the top layers of the skin. Dermabrasion is suited for around the mouth area and especially the vertical wrinkles (smoker’s lines) on the upper lip.
What to expect from cosmetic dermabrasion in Dearborn:
|Anesthesia||Usually local with IV sedation|
|Length of Procedure||15 minutes to 1 hour. May require more than one session.|
|In/Outpatient||Usually out-patient in our accredited office operating room suite.|
|Recovery||Back to work: Approximately 2 weeks. Fading of redness: About 3 months.|
Risks involved with facial cosmetic surgery
No surgical procedure is risk free, and that includes facial cosmetic surgery. Although cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure, every patient must understand that these procedures are real surgical operations that involve the potential for complications. However, most cosmetic surgery procedures are categorized as low risk when performed in an accredited facility, by a board certified plastic surgeon with the appropriate training and qualifications.
Surgical risks can be categorized broadly into general risks and specific risks. General risks are the potential complications that are common to all surgical procedures, such as infection, bleeding, wound healing problems, and anesthetic complications. Specific risks are the potential complications that are unique to the specific facial surgery operations. A more detailed discussion about the specific risks and general risks of your specific facial procedure will be carried out during your surgical consultation.
The risk of complications from a facial surgery can be minimized with a combination of the proper knowledge, skill, sound surgical practices and by closely following your surgeon’s instructions on follow-up care during the recovery period.
With an established track record of over 70 years, board certified plastic surgeons, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned a reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation, during which you can discuss our facial services and tour our facility, including our in-site operating facility.