What are the risks associated with dermabrasion?
Fortunately, significant complications from dermabrasion or dermaplaning/dermablading are infrequent. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your aesthetic plastic surgeon during your consultation.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structures
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
Other risks specific to dermabrasion or dermaplaning/dermablading are:
- Dermabrasion may cause some skin issues for people who are prone to frequent herpes simplex infections. To prevent fever blisters, your surgeon may prescribe you an antiviral medication before surgery.
- Occasionally, patients experience changes in the pigmentation of their skin following either of these procedures. Your surgeon can prescribe bleaching creams to help treat this symptom.
- You may experience thickened skin after your recovery from dermabrasion or dermaplaning/dermablading. Cortisone treatments can help the skin return to normal.
You can help minimize dermabrasion risks by following your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon’s advice and instructions before and after your treatment.