Because of a perceived higher risk of scarring or irritation associated with isotretinoin use, standard clinical practice has been to avoid performing laser procedures, chemical peels, waxing, dermabrasion
, and incisional or excisional cutaneous surgeries on patients within 6 months of their using isotretinoin, according to the authors.
Great advances in dermabrasion
have led to the use of high-tech equipment and better cooling techniques.
In addition, dermabrasion
can be "messy" (because of spatter), and is an aggressive procedure with high risks for hyper- and hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scarring, and temporary milia formation.
Skin care consumers are now turning to drug stores, discount stores and even supermarkets for high-end products ranging from dermabrasion
kits to cosmeceuticals, and mass market retailers are proving they can merchandise and sell them successfully.
, in which the underlayer of the skin is exfoliated, provides better results, she says, but takes 10 days to heal.
Thanks to refinements of a variety of dermatologic surgical techniques, there is a safe, effective procedure known as dermabrasion
that is available today to improve facial scarring.
The results are better than with the traditional chemical peels and dermabrasion
[sanding] because the doctor can accurately control the depth of skin removal.
is a controlled scraping of the top layers of the skin.
The traditional treatment by dermabrasion
has now been supplemented and supplanted by a number of innovative therapies, often developed as tools in cosmetic dermatology, and this text the first monograph devoted to the topic will be welcomed by both general and cosmetic dermatologists as a useful guide through the complexities of treatment.
SKIN PROCEDURES including superficial chemical peels, laser hair removal, minor cutaneous surgery, manual dermabrasion
, and fractional ablative and fractional nonablative laser procedures can be performed safely on patients who have recently been or are currently being treated with isotretinoin, according to new recommendations from a consensus panel.
Great advances in dermabrasion
have been made due to the use of high-tech equipment and better cooling techniques.
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Acne scars can sometimes be helped with dermabrasion
or a chemical peel but these cosmetic procedures aren't done on the NHS.
Reflecting skin care's broader antiaging trend, at-home dermabrasion
kits promise the kind of results traditionally available only from professional dermatologist treatments, and the products are proving to be a hit with retailers and consumers alike.
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