Ideal for individuals who want to avoid an aggressive surgery but still want to achieve a dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin, dermabrasion is a powerful treatment designed to reveal the soft, smooth and healthy skin you are meant to have.
What is dermabrasion?
Dermabrasion is a powerful procedure that refines the surface of your skin through the process of controlled surgical scraping. When performed properly, it’s extremely effective in treating a variety of facial skin imperfections, including wrinkles, fine lines and scars from an injury or previous surgery.
An overview of dermabrasion
To begin your dermabrasion treatment, we will first administer an anesthetic to numb your skin and ensure your total comfort. We will then pass a specialized rotating device over your skin, scraping away the outer layer. As you heal from the treatment, new skin will emerge to restore your glowing complexion. You can expect the entire procedure to take about thirty minutes, though it may be slightly shorter or longer depending on the size of the treatment area.
The recovery from your dermabrasion is almost as important as the procedure itself, because that is when your new skin emerges. During this time, you will experience some redness, swelling and scabbing in the treatment area. As you progress through the recovery process, the scabs will fall off to reveal a brand new layer of skin underneath. This layer will be extra sensitive, so it’s important to avoid contact sports and excess exposure to the sun and wind for at least four weeks. Though everyone’s experience is unique, in general most of our patients can return to work and their normal daily routine in about two weeks.
Are you a candidate for dermabrasion?
Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the skin imperfections that concern them most. With that said, men and women of all ages can be considered candidates for dermabrasion as long as you do not:
- Have a dark complexion, as it may become permanently discolored after dermabrasion.
- Have a tendency to develop skin reactions and rashes.
- Develop frequent cold sores or fever blisters.
- Suffer from active acne, as it increases the likelihood of an infection.
Although these guidelines should give you an idea of who can benefit from among the best dermabrasion Bellevue has to offer, the only way to know for sure if you are an ideal candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway today. During that appointment, he will walk you through the procedure and help you determine if it is in your best interest.
Schedule a consultation
If you want a powerful way to revitalize your skin’s appearance without invasive surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best dermabrasion Bellevue has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the imperfections that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the smooth and radiant complexion you deserve.Schedule a consultation