What happens after dermabrasion?

After the procedure, your skin will feel as though it has been "brush-burned" for a few days. Your doctor can prescribe or recommend medications to help reduce any discomfort you may have. Healing usually occurs within 10 to 14 days. The newly formed skin, which is pink at first, gradually develops a normal color. In most cases, the pinkness largely fades by six to eight weeks. Makeup can be used as a cover-up as soon as the skin is healed.

Generally, most people can resume their normal activities seven to 14 days after dermabrasion. Patients are instructed to avoid unnecessary direct and indirect sunlight for three to six months after the procedure and to use sunscreen on a regular basis when outdoors.

How do I take care of myself after dermabrasion?

Care after surgery

Do not drink alcohol for 48 hours before and after the surgery. Do not take aspirin or any products that contain aspirin or ibuprofen for one week before or after the surgery. Avoid smoking, as advised by your doctor.

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