After Dermabrasion scar removal treatment, it is important to observe certain precautions. Healing time varies depending on both the size of the area treated and the depth of abrasion applied. A full-face abrasion, for example, will take longer to heal than if only small area of the face is treated.
Generally speaking, however, skin regrowth takes between 5 to 8 days, with new skin appearing as pink or red in color. This pink or red coloration will fade in 6 to 12 weeks, with the skin turning the natural color of the patient’s untreated skin.
Cleansing the skin several times a day is very important to avoid the risk of infection and remove any crusting that may occur. Changing and replacing any ointment as well as dressing covering the treated area promotes faster healing, and avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen until after the peeling of the skin has ceased are a must.
Most patients report having little to no pain at all after the procedure, allowing them to return to their habitual activities relatively soon after the surgery. However, some patients do feel some pain and discomfort, for which reason the use of painkillers is advised. Swelling may take place, as well, but this is easily treatable with anti-inflammatory medicine such as prednisolone and the like.