Dermabrasion in Augusta, GA
Dermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure, often used to refresh the top layers of the skin in order to improve its overall feel and appearance. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin, dermabrasion is among the many treatments we offer to our patients in Augusta, North Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and adjoining areas in Georgia and South Carolina.
What is the goal of Dermabrasion?
The dermabrasion procedure is often used to reverse the damage done to the facial skin as a result of an accident or injury. It can also be used to reduce the visibility of minor wrinkles and creases, as well as treat the appearance of pre-cancerous growths, which are known as keratosis. Dr. Austin can perform a dermabrasion treatment to help restore the look and feel of your skin for a brighter, more youthful complexion.
Am I a good candidate for Dermabrasion?
Before seeking out a dermabrasion treatment, it is important to first be knowledgeable about what dermabrasion can and cannot do. Dermabrasion is a great way to restore the look of your skin and uncover a new, healthy layer. Men and women who undergo a dermabrasion treatment often feel as though they look younger and well rested; however, a dermabrasion cannot completely reverse the effects of aging, and the results are not permanent. Be sure to consult with Dr. Austin when considering whether or not a dermabrasion aligns with your expectations and goals.
How does Dermabrasion work?
A local anesthetic will be applied to the face before the procedure is performed. The typical dermabrasion treatment takes anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the work that needs to be done. The bulk of the procedure consists of Dr. Austin gently scraping away top layers of the skin that are damaged. The scraping is done with an instrument called a dermatome, which looks a lot like an electric razor.
What can I expect after Dermabrasion?
It is very common for the skin to be red, irritated and slightly swollen immediately after the dermabrasion procedure. There may also be a minimal tingling sensation and burning, but this will subside after the completion of the procedure. Typically it will take anywhere from a few days up to a week for the skin to return to normal, but in a more improved state than before the procedure. Results are immediately visible, but may not be fully appreciated until the healing process for the skin has completed.
If you you’d like to try dermabrasion to improve the look and feel of your skin, feel free to contact Dr. Troy Austin at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, serving residents of Evans, Augusta, and North Augusta as well as Columbia County, and neighboring areas in Georgia and South Carolina.