Facial skin resurfacing

Goal: To remove various facial skin irregularities, i.e. acne or measles scarring, post traumatic and iatrogenic scars, keratosis seborrhea, superficial tattoos, spotty pigmentations and fine wrinkles. In this way the skin becomes softer, lighter and tightened, free of prominences, pores, scars and fine wrinkles around the eyes or mouth.

Dermabrasion: Performed manually or using special device with high-speed rotating abrasive cylinders which remove superficial and medium depth layers of the damaged facial skin.

Chemical Peel: Application of various acids in different concentrations (phenol, glycolic acid, trichloracetic acid etc.) on the facial skin.

Electrosurgical technology that uses low-radiofrequency energy or laser for facial skin resurfacing, which often has some unpredictable effects and long-lasting recovery.

After the treatment vaseline gauzes soaked in antibiotic ointment are applied on the facial skin.

Duration and anesthesia of facial skin resurfacing: Performed under local anesthesia (5% topical anesthetic cream), analgosedation is usually needed for the chemical peel.

Recovery after facial skin resurfacing: Step by step removal of all gauzes during one week, make-up in two weeks and sun protection during next few months.

Rare complications: Mild edema and redness. Hyperpigmentation is usually due to early exposure to UV radiation. and prolonged seroma formation.