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Doctor in Orange County explains the benefits of dermabrasion treatment

Dr. Thuan Nguyen in Orange County are plastic surgeons who provide a wide range of solutions for patients who are interested in improving the texture, tone, and overall appearance of their skin. Patients who want to attain a more youthful look while addressing problems such as sun damage, scarring, and uneven skin tone are encouraged to learn about procedures such as dermabrasion.

Dermabrasion is a technique of removing the upper layer of the skin to allow it to rejuvenate. This is done with a wire brush or a diamond wheel (a burr or fraise). The idea behind dermabrasion is to remove the skin while leaving small wounds behind. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process during which new skin grows to replace that removed during the procedure, resulting in a more youthful, beautiful appearance and texture.

Dermabrasion is best used for patients who are dealing with acne scars, lines and wrinkles, poor texture, and uneven skin tone. It is done under local anesthetics that numb the skin before the treatment starts. Following treatment, patients are given aftercare instructions on how to maintain healthy skin as it heals. Ointments may be used to protect the skin during the healing process and facilitate the growth of new skin, while over-the-counter pain medications may be used for any discomfort. Patients may also be prescribed medications to help prevent infection for those who have a history of the herpes simplex virus and may be susceptible to a breakout. Patients who undergo dermabrasion should consider the amount of recovery time necessary before returning to work, activities, or social engagements. They should plan on follow-up visits with their provider to monitor the healing process of the skin and identify any possible signs of infection before they become a major complication.

If you live in the Orange County area and are seeking a dermatological and plastic surgeon team which can help with a variety of skin and body concerns, contact Dr. Thuan Nguyen of The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery today.

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