The rugged, tanned ‘Aussie’ look which was once so popular is no longer considered attractive in women. Dermabrasion is able to improve sun-damaged skin as well as the textural changes that occur with premature ageing. The purpose of dermabrasion is to resurface the skin, removing fine wrinkles, brown blotches, sunspots.Dermabrasion removes the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, and the upper dermis, which is the site of sun damage. New skin forms from the depths of the hair follicles where it has been hiding from the sun. Because it has not been sun damaged, this skin is smoother and fresher.Dermabrasion is now done as a day procedure under sedation and healing generally takes seven to ten days. It is performed with a rotating disk in a similar manner to sandpapering an uneven surface. Unlike chemical peeling (see below), dermabrasion is not a ‘blind’ technique. The operator can actually see to what depth he or she is removing the damaged skin and the blemishes and wrinkles disappearing.Improvements in the field of dermabrasion have also occurred. Better instruments are now available and new postoperative dressings allow a much quicker healing time, with less pain and less alteration in the skin’s pigment.Dermabrasion is an excellent procedure for wrinkles around the mouth and for leathery skin, but not for sagging skin or jowls. As with all cosmetic surgery, there are possible although uncommon complications, in particular scarring and pigment change. However, dramatic results can be achieved, and will often last for more than ten years. Dermabrasion usually produces superior results to face-lifting in people with sun-damaged, fine wrinkly skin.

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