Will dermabrasion cause my skin to bleed?

How deep does dermabrasion go? How do the results compare to strong chemical peels?

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Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Published on Jan 04, 2017

True dermabrasion is very traumatic. It is essentially like "sanding" the face with an abrasive surface. Our office never performed this procedure because of significant patient downtime. It is certainly stronger than chemical peels and definitely has the potential to cause bleeding and redness. The new form of dermabrasion is microdermabrasion, which is much less severe. We use a process called "silk peel", which adds hydration during the abrasion process. I hope this helps.

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Answered by Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

True dermabrasion is very traumatic. It is essentially like "sanding" the face with an abrasive surface. Our office never performed this procedure because of significant patient downtime. It is certainly stronger than chemical peels and definitely has the potential to cause bleeding and redness. The new form of dermabrasion is microdermabrasion, which is much less severe. We use a process called "silk peel", which adds hydration during the abrasion process. I hope this helps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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