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How does my skin takes to heal after a deep skin resurfacing treatment

Micro- needling or Derma-Pen and strongers peels  are most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by acne, chickenpox, Hyper-pigmentation, accidents or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles, such as those around the mouth. They are also sometimes used to remove the pre-cancerous growths called keratoses.

After the treatment 

Right after the treatment your skin will be fairly red and swollen. You will probably feel some tingling, burning or aching; any pain you feel can be controlled with over the counters medications as Ibuprofen. The swelling will begin to subside within a few days to a week.

If you remember the scrapes you got when you fell down as a child, you’ll have an idea of what to expect from this type of treatments ( keep In mind that not all skins are the same and  this may not necessarily happen to you). A  scab or crust will form over the treated area as it begins to heal. This will fall off as a new layer of tight, pink skin forms underneath. Your face may itch as new skin starts to grow, and your skin care specialist may recommend a hydrating cream or an antibiotic ointment to make you more comfortable. If these products are applied immediately after surgery, little or no scab will form.

Your new you.

Refinishing treatments can offer dramatic improvements in the surface of your skin, but it will take some time  and  in some cases more than one  treatment before  you see the final results.

The pinkness of your skin will take about 3 months to fade in  In areas where the scars were more prominent. the meantime, you will  probably want to wear nonallergenic makeup when you go out (for tips on hiding your condition while it heals, ask your skin care specialist for a camouflage makeup). When your new skin is fully repigmented, the color should closely match the surrounding skin, making the procedure virtually undetectable.

Barbara Millhiser