Dermabrasion in Little Rock, AR
Dr. English, a triple board-certified surgeon at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, offers various plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to the residents of Little Rock, Conway, Pulaski County and the surrounding communities in Arkansas.
What is dermabrasion?
There are three basic ways to improve skin irregularities, such as wrinkles, pigmentary changes, photo damage, texture, etc. They are dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. Dermabrasion is literally what the word stands for: a sanding of the skin with a mechanical device. When first introduced several decades ago, sandpaper was used to abrade the skin to an appropriate depth so as it healed, certain changes took place within the dermis (foundation of the skin) and the epidermis (the surface of the skin) that produced significant, lifelong improvement. Today, things have gotten more sophisticated but the overall technique remains the same. Under a controlled situation, a diamond burr attached to a rotary device is used to burnish the skin much like a jeweler would polish a diamond. The needs of the patient determine the depth of the wound required to produce the desired outcome.
Surgical dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion as performed by aestheticians) can be done on selected areas of the face or on the entire face except for the eyelids. It can be done by itself or in conjunction with other procedures. Since the technique is reliant on the skill of the surgeon, experience is paramount on the results obtained. Even in the best of hands, resurfacing of the skin can be fraught with healing issues. Postoperative follow-up and small changes in wound management are essential for maximal results with as little downtime as possible.
What is healing like after the procedure?
The area of dermabrasion is raw for four to seven days followed by redness for two to four weeks. The redness turns to pinkness and then to a more olive complexion at the end of the healing period. As a rule of thumb, the longer the redness persists, the better the results. Only when the body is satisfied with its remodeling effort will the redness subside. Make-up can be worn sparingly several days and/or weeks following the procedure. The results can be amazing. Most of Dr. English’s facelift patients at his practice in Little Rock usually have some form of skin resurfacing done to make the overall results that much better.
How much does dermabrasion cost in Little Rock?
Each dermabrasion procedure is unique because it is performed with YOU in mind. Since your needs will be different from other patients, it will not be possible to provide you with an exact cost until after you meet with Dr. English the first time. Once he has established a treatment plan, we can then go over the cost and discuss which method of payment might be right for you. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, in addition to financing through CareCredit® or MedLoanFinance.com.
Dermabrasion is generally considered an elective procedure, and is therefore not covered under most health insurance plans. As such, our office does not accept any form of health coverage.
What is the next step?
You have heard your friends talk about the benefits of dermabrasion treatments, and you have seen the dermabrasion before and after images, so your next step is to meet with Dr. English at his Little Rock office to discuss your dermabrasion options. Call his office today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Bring all questions you would like Dr. English to answer to your consultation visit. Call his Little Rock office now. There is no obligation, so, what have you got to lose?
If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim English, triple board certified in cosmetic procedures for the face and body. We look forward to seeing you during your dermabrasion consultation.