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What will I feel after undergoing dermabrasion?

After the dermabrasion procedure, the skin will be pinkish-red in colour and may feel swollen, sensitive, irritated and itchy. Enlarged pores and whiteheads may also appear temporarily. Your skin will flush red if you drink alcohol within the first three weeks after the procedure. It is important to keep the skin out of harm's way until it grows back – such as exposing it to sunlight, chemical exposure (aftershave lotion, chlorinated pool water, etc.), or physical contact (razor blades, accidents). Your doctor may prescribe antibiotic or antiviral medication to prevent infection of the exposed skin and ointments to protect, soothe and moisturise the skin.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 18 May 2018
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Category: Rhinoplasty


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