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Westlake Village Dermabrasion Treatments from Dr. Tansavatdi

If the appearance of your skin bothers you due to scarring or uneven skin tone, dermabrasion may be an excellent treatment for you. Dr. Tansavatdi offers dermabrasion to exfoliate and polish the skin’s top layers, visibly enhancing the skin and diminishing the appearance of scars and other problem areas. The result is improved skin texture and color and a complexion that is supple, healthy, and vibrant.

What can dermabrasion treat?

Dermabrasion is ideal for removing damaged outer layers of the skin. The treatment uncovers brand new layers of skin that give your complexion a younger and smoother appearance. Dermabrasion can address:

  • Acne scars
  • Scars from surgery/injury
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Age spots
  • Superficial wrinkles
  • Pre-cancerous skin patches
  • Redness and thick skin on the nose

Benefits of dermabrasion

Because dermabrasion deeply exfoliates, it greatly improves the tone and texture of the skin. After even just a single treatment, you will notice that your skin feels smoother and looks brighter.

After undergoing multiple dermabrasion treatments, you’ll see your skin tone beginning to even out, and some patients see a softening of fine lines and superficial wrinkles. 

How does dermabrasion work?

Dermabrasion utilizes a dermabrader (a small, motorized device with a rough surface) to remove the top layer of skin. As the top layer of skin is sanded away and removed, new skin cell production is accelerated, and new collagen and elastin growth begin. Dermabrasion essentially clears the path for new, healthy skin.

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What happens during a dermabrasion treatment?

Treatments for dermabrasion are about 40 minutes for the face and 20 for the neck. When you arrive for your Thousand Oaks dermabrasion appointment, your skin will be cleansed, and typically a numbing agent or local anesthesia will be used to help with discomfort. An assistant may help during the treatment, holding your skin so that Dr. Tansavatdi can work. 

She will apply the dermabrader to the skin, which results in skin layers being removed a few at a time. Any bleeding will be controlled with gauze application, and as soon as the treatment is complete, ointment and a clean dressing will be applied to the area. Most patients need about 15 treatments to begin seeing apparent improvement. 

The recovery process

After treatment, Dr. Tansavatdi will give you detailed instructions for home care. This will include how to change your dressing and what skin products to use. Most patients feel a burning or tingling sensation in their skin for a few days, and the area may be pink and swollen. Your skin may also secrete a clear or yellow liquid, or crust over while healing.

Dr. Tansavatdi will provide you with products or prescriptions to help with any discomfort during the recovery process, which typically takes 7 to 10 days. You can use makeup right away as soon as the skin is healed. Most patients go back to their regular routine 7 to 14 days post-treatment.

The pink in your skin should fade by 6 to 8 weeks, and it’s very important to avoid sunlight for a few weeks after the pink color has gone away. And when you do go back into the sun, be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Those considering dermabrasion should be aware that the recovery process is lengthy. It will take about three months for the skin to fully heal.

Candidates for dermabrasion

If you’re interested in a Thousand Oaks dermabrasion treatment, you may be an idea candidate. Good candidates are healthy individuals who have: 

  • The areas of concern that dermabrasion addresses
  • Realistic expectations about what dermabrasion can accomplish
  • Time for the dermabrasion recovery process 

Contact Dr. Tansavatdi 

If you’re interested in Westlake Village dermabrasion treatments, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Tansavatdi. Call (805) 715-4996 or contact us online to learn more.

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