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Women’s health care does not simply involve physical well-being but also efforts to be physically decent-looking and presentable because being so is not just about aesthetics but because it boosts self-esteem and confidence. Of course, most, if not really all which is highly doubtful, women experienced having at least one of the following: scars, fine wrinkles, sun-scorched skin, unwanted tattoos, swelling and redness of the nose, and skin patches. Worry no more because the development of science and its application have come up with a way to get rid of your skin problems: dermabrasion.

Now, what exactly is dermabrasion? It technically is a method of skin-resurfacing where the outermost layer is being scraped off to allow the growth of a smoother and younger layer of skin. It decreases the noticeability of fine lines and scars. It could be done on its own or with other kinds of cosmetic procedures.

Dermabrasion is usually an outpatient surgical procedure. Anaesthetics or sedatives are also utilized during the procedure. After the dermabrasion, expect that the skin treated would be red and swollen. There will also be a burning, tingling or aching sensation. A scab or crust will also form as the skin begins to heal. Also expect that the growth of the new skin will cause itchiness. To relieve pain, your health provider may prescribe pain killers. It takes at least a week or two before your skin heals. However, if the state of your skin gets worse, consult with your doctor.

Dermabrasion may be a very inviting idea but keep in mind that it also poses some risks. As mentioned before, newly treated skin will appear red and swollen for a week or two. Also, a little bleeding might occur after the procedure. Tiny white bumps may also begin showing up on the treated skin but they can disappear easily often by their own. Dermabrasion may also increase pore size on the skin though they come back to almost the normal size after the swelling gets off. Dermabrasion may also make the skin darker or lighter than normal. Worse, some cases of change in color are permanent. Infection and scarring are also great possibilities once you undergo dermabrasion. Other kinds of skin reactions may also occur.

If you have already made up your mind to try this out, it is best to prepare yourself for the procedure. First, let your doctor know your entire medical history and clinical records. You may have something that occurred in the past that will make dermabrasion a regretful choice for you. It is better safe than sorry. Next, let the doctor conduct a physical exam. This will help the doctor adjust to your skin’s needs. Also, your doctor must discuss your expectations regarding the procedures so he will be able to make things clear before committing to this process. Your doctor may also recommend stopping taking in your medications for they may interfere with the results. You must also quit smoking until after your skin fully heals because smoking can decrease blood flow on skin and thus lengthening recovery time. Be reminded to also take antiviral and antibiotic meds to avoid any infection. Sun exposure must also be well avoided.

The benefits of dermabrasion are not forever so even after the procedure, be disciplined enough to take care of your skin.

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