What is the difference between Dermasanding and Microdermabrasion?
Dermasanding should not be confused with microdermabrasion, which is a much more superficial form of skin sanding. Although far less expensive than laser resurfacing, and with a generally shorter recuperation time, dermasanding can offer a reasonable alternative and often yield results that can be equally gratifying.
Are there conditions that Dermasanding would not be appropriate for?
As with other resurfacing techniques, conditions for which dermasanding would not be effective include the presence of congenital skin defects, certain types of moles or pigmented birthmarks, and scars from burns.
What’s involved with a dermasanding procedure?
Buffing is an office-based procedure. Medication to relax the patient may be given prior to the procedure and supplemented with the use of topical or local anesthesia to numb the treatment sites. Then a sterilized abrasive material is used to gently buff or abrade the upper layers of the skin to improve the surface irregularities.
Who is qualified to perform Dermasanding?
We suggest you seek cosmetically-trained board-certified Dermatologists to do this procedure. Your dermatologist can provide you with a plan tailored to your specific needs and advise you to whether dermasanding would be appropriate for you.
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