Your skin. There it is – exposed daily to environmental pollutants and the crazy ingredients in make-up and skin care products. It’s little wonder your skin begins to show the signs of aging sooner than you would like.
If you are not yet dealing with wrinkles or age spots, you may be dealing with acne scars, pox marks or scars resulting from accidents or surgery. And if these scars are on your face, they may be affecting your self-confidence and self-esteem.
There are may ways to fight the obvious signs of aging and facial scarring. One of them is dermabrasion, a skin-resurfacing procedure that uses high-speed instruments to resurface your skin to improve skin texture and contour.
The concept of abrading the skin, or removing the upper layers for skin rejuvenation, dates back to 1500 BC, when Egyptian physicians used a type of sandpaper to smooth scars.
When the modern technique of dermabrasion was first developed, it was used primarily to treat and improve scars.
Today, at the Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center, dermabrasion is also used to treat tattoos, sun damage, age spots and wrinkles.
Deciding to have your age spots, wrinkles or scars treated is a personal decision.
- You may choose to have your acne scars removed because you are emotionally affected by their appearance.
- You may have acne scars that are severe and disfiguring and choose to have them removed to restore the appearance of their skin.
- You may have spent too many hours enjoying the sun and wish to treat the many age spots that have appeared as a result.
Dr. Hruza and Dr. Behshad are specialists in dermabrasion, and along with our entire team, are dedicated to your comfort and care during this procedure. Dermabrasion is done at our surgery center and lasts from a few minutes to an hour; you may need additional treatments. Healing takes a week to ten days and the results are long lasting.
If you are contemplating dermabrasion and would like to learn more, call us for a consultation at 314.878.3839. We look forward to meeting you!