Your skin is integral to your appearance. As the largest organ in your body, the skin requires constant nourishment and protection. When the effects of age, sun damage and gravity take their toll on your profile, the skin and underlying dermal tissue can become damaged. Common issues like acne scarring, stretch marks and discoloration can also diminish your appearance and usually require cosmetic treatment to resolve effectively.

Dermabrasion has become an increasingly popular treatment for those seeking radiant and younger-looking skin. As an expert in facial restoration, Dr. John Freeman performs dermabrasion for patients with many types of skin conditions and concerns. Based on an individualized treatment plan, he can use this technique to help you achieve a smoother facial texture and a clearer, more youthful complexion.

What Can Dermabrasion Treat?

Dermabrasion is performed for various purposes. By removing damaged tissue, the procedure works to reveal new layers of healthier, brighter skin. In addition to enhancing tone and texture, dermabrasion can help to treat:

  • Scars caused by acne, surgery or injuries
  • Fine lines, particularly around the mouth
  • Sun-damaged skin, including age spots and sun spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull, worn or age-affected skin

During your initial consultation, Dr. Freeman will analyze your skin type and discuss your concerns to determine the best approach to treatment. He will also evaluate your medical history to ensure you are a suitable candidate and whether it is safe to proceed. Based on this examination, he will design a procedural plan tailored to your skin needs and cosmetic goals. This thorough and personalized process, combined with his expert aesthetic vision, is what allows Dr. Freeman to create effective and satisfying results for his patients.

How Does Dermabrasion Work?

Dermabrasion is a skin-resurfacing procedure designed to remove the outer layers of skin and reveal a newer, healthier complexion. Depending on your condition and skin type, this can either be performed with a bur containing diamond particles attached to a motorized handle. Dr. Freeman will evaluate your skin to determine the most suitable approach. By clearing away the top layer of skin, this procedure serves to reduce the visibility of scars and eliminate surface blemishes and irregularities. Dermabrasion is also performed to restore a more radiant, younger-looking profile and can provide transformative benefits for the right patients.

How is Dermabrasion Performed?

Dermabrasion is usually performed in an office-based procedure room with IV sedation. Dr. Freeman performs dermabrasion at his state-of-the-art facial cosmetic center in Katy, TX. Before the procedure begins, your skin will be cleansed, and the areas of treatment will be marked accordingly.  IV sedation will be utilized to ensure you experience relatively minimal discomfort during treatment.

During the procedure, your skin will be held taut so that Dr. Freeman can move the motorized device across the surface with gentle pressure. This process may take from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the severity of your condition and the number of areas being treated. The outer layers of your skin will be removed to expose new, healthier tissue. For patients with deeper facial scarring, dermabrasion may be performed more than once or in stages. In this case, Dr. Freeman can work with you to determine the number and frequency of treatments required to achieve and maintain your desired look.

Benefits of Dermabrasion

When performed by a qualified and experienced specialist like Dr. Freeman, dermabrasion boasts various benefits for patients, including:

  • Produces a clearer and brighter complexion
  • Treats facial scarring and stretch marks
  • Reduces signs of aging and pigmentation
  • Shrinks enlarged pores and blackheads
  • Promotes even skin tone and smoother texture
  • Strengthens and clarifies the skin

Dermabrasion Recovery

Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Freeman will apply an ointment to soothe the skin and alleviate discomfort. You should expect some redness and swelling, which can take a few days to a week to subside. Some patients experience tingling, aching or slight burning after treatment, though this can be easily managed with pain medication. Generally, dermabrasion requires a downtime period of 7 to 10 days, as this allows the skin ample time to settle and heal.

Dr. Freeman will walk you through all the aftercare requirements to ensure optimal results and reduce the risk of complications occurring. While the recovery period may be slightly more involved than other skin rejuvenation procedures, your face will appear significantly smoother and more radiant once the area has healed.

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