It’s really hard to find the truth about...
It’s really hard to find the truth about dermabrasion online. It’s one of those great mysteries where you don’t find out what it REALLY is until you do it (like childbirth). Like, people just don’t realise how bloody, messy and painful dermabrasion is. The name makes sense – it’s like taking a sander to your face. But no one gets it. I’m not calling people stupid or anything, just that there is a glamourising of the info out there.
I had this done so many years ago when it was the only choice for getting rid of acne scarring. Now there are many more options – peels, lasers, etc (Fraxel looks great).
When I had dermabrasion done it was the only show in town. My derm recommended it and did it; great guy he was (retired now). He was very skilled and knew what he was doing. You can’t blame him for having the wrong tools, really.
Anyway, I had the dermabrasion, the whole flinging blood and flying skin experience. Like a horror movie. This was before AIDS too, before flying blood was a major health issue. Now I don’t know how they get around this. I am curious but not enough to try again!
Healing up took a long time. I was red and scabby for many, many weeks and when it had all healed up the acne scarring was still there! Nil difference at all! The scars are that deep that one treatment, any treatment, wasn’t going to cut it.
The next step after years of waiting is for me to look into the Fraxel laser. I have heard miracle stories with this and am eager to try it!