The earliest signs of aging in the face occur not from structural changes below but from damage on the skin’s surface. Sun spots, freckles, uneven skin tone and rough skin texture all contribute to the look of premature aging. Dermabrasion treatments can remove damaged skin cells to reveal healthy, glowing skin beneath.

Contact us online today to learn about your options to enhance your appearance with dermabrasion. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock, and throughout Texas. Count on our team to help you look rejuvenated through a wide range of cosmetic procedures.

Understanding Skin Damage

Ultraviolet rays from the sun do more than just cause tanning and freckles. In fact, UV rays actually change the skin’s DNA. Since damage from the sun is cumulative, the face often shows signs of aging far sooner than the rest of the body. Fine lines and wrinkles, a more leathery skin texture, freckles and sun spots are all evidence of sun-damaged skin.

Complexion problems such as large pores, uneven skin tone or redness, and acne scars can all leave men and women feeling more self-conscious about their appearance. As the skin ages, this damage can become more visible over time.

Removing the top layer of these damaged or discolored cells gives skin a smooth even look again. Acne scars are diminished, dark spots are lighter and wrinkles are less visible. More than just a cosmetic procedure, dermabrasion actually removes damaged skin and lets healthy skin take its place.

How Dermabrasion Helps

Dermabrasion decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and dark spots by removing damaged skin cells in thin layers. While dermabrasion treatments can have dramatic results on their own, they are also commonly used in combination with other non-surgical treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers. Dermabrasion can also be combined with surgical procedures like a facelift so that the skin surface tone and texture is improved in addition to tightening of the underlying muscle structure.

Recovery and Results

Recovery time after treatment depends on the type of resurfacing performed. Minor treatments on one or two target areas of the face or body may require very little downtime, while more extensive treatments may cause more redness that requires a longer period of time before you return to work or other activities.

The final results of your dermabrasion from the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas will help you look younger, with clearer skin tone and texture. Most people see an improvement in wrinkles and skin texture. Pigment is more even throughout the treated area. Although dermabrasion cannot prevent the aging process completely, visible aging is diminished to help you maintain a youthful look for longer.