Dermabrasion in Denver, CO

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Overview

To get better-looking skin with improved tone and texture, dermabrasion is a popular cosmetic treatment that involves using a surgical skin tools called a wire brush or burr to remove the top layers of the skin, which will initiate the growth of new skin. With care and precision, South Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah, uses the quick-rotating tool to carefully level off the skin’s top layers. Since the skin reacts as though it has been damaged, it will naturally heal, which will create newer, fresher, younger-looking skin in the process. This treatment is great for those concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, surgical scars and other skin conditions.

How is Dermabrasion Performed?

Dermabrasion treatment can go as deep as the dermis depending on the extent of the skin irregularity being treated. During the procedure, the skin is prepared with cryogenic spray, a cooling substance that freezes the skin. This allows the skin to be firm and makes the burring process easier. The skin is then slightly stretched and the rough end of the dermabrasion tool is brushed back and forth until the appropriate amount of scraping has occurred. A healing ointment, such as petroleum jelly, and topical antiseptics may be applied after the procedure followed by bandages for protection. 

Dermabrasion in Denver, CO at Shah Aesthetic Surgery is a straightforward, yet effective, nonsurgical procedure to revitalize your skin's health, vitality, and appearance with a multitude of extraordinary benefits, including the following:

  • Renews and rejuvenates the look of your skin
  • Supports the health of your skin
  • Contracts large pores
  • Alleviates wrinkles, lines, and natural signs of aging
  • Brief, beneficial, and easy treatment
  • Elevates and invigorates the complexion
  • Delivers effective exfoliation
  • Clears away deteriorated, dead skin cells
  • Improves and smooths out bumpy feel
  • Tightens and firms skin
  • No scarring
  • Minimal recovery, if any
  • Balances complexion
  • Decreases acne spots and imperfections
  • Produces results in several areas of the body
  • Reliable and effective for all skin types
  • Decreases the visibility of scars and acne scarring

My Muscle Wall Gave Way Giving my Abdomen an Unsightly Large Buldge - Denver, CO - I met Dr Shah in 2007 when he did a face lift for me. I was really happy with the results. When I found out no amount of diet and exercise would remedy the problem with my abdomen I contacted him. and even through I no longer live in Colorado, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery.I am a little over four weeks after surgery and I am thrilled with the results. I am 66 years old and healing well and now I have the tummy I have dreamed of having.Thank you Dr Shah I appreciate your skill and care!

D. RealSelf

Dr. Shah is not only an incredibly talented surgeon, but he is also an incredibly kind and caring person. I went to him for a lip lift consultation and immediately felt at ease upon meeting him. He took time to thoroughly answer my questions, and I could tell he had a very comprehensive knowledge of the facial anatomy. The surgery was done under local anesthesia and him and Tatiana made me feel so comfortable even though I was awake the entire time. I don’t have a visible scar and even though the surgery was very minor, it has made the biggest difference in my confidence. Suffice to say, I am very happy with the outcome and highly recommend Dr. Shah and his team.

J.A. Google

Dr. Shah is not only an incredibly talented surgeon, but he is also an incredibly kind and caring person. I went to him for a lip lift consultation and immediately felt at ease upon meeting him. He took time to thoroughly answer my questions, and I could tell he had a very comprehensive knowledge of the facial anatomy. The surgery was done under local anesthesia and him and Tatiana made me feel so comfortable even though I was awake the entire time. I don’t have a visible scar and even though the surgery was very minor, it has made the biggest difference in my confidence. Suffice to say, I am very happy with the outcome and highly recommend Dr. Shah and his team.

J.B. Yelp

Dr. Shah is Brilliant and I Love my Results - I couldn't be happier with my experience with Dr. Shah! I had a large hump in my hose that had bothered me for over 30 years. I thought about it every single day, every time I caught my reflection, every time someone took a picture. I hated having my profile visible and constantly had my hair in my face to try to hide it. I was really nervous to have my nose done because I didn't want it to look overdone, too small, or like it didn't fit my face. Dr. Shah did an incredible job of listening to exactly what I wanted, and making my nose fit my face so well that my closest friends were blown away by how natural it looks. I feel so confident and happy!I got the Ultrasonic Piezo Rhinoplasty, which is a gentler, more refined method. I had minimal swelling and in just seven days from my surgery I was out and about excited to put my new face into the world. Dr. Shah and his staff are wonderful - professional, warm, knowledgable, responsive. Literally my only regret about this procedure was not doing it sooner. I'm so grateful to Dr. Shah for helping me feel like the best version of myself.

F. RealSelf

My Nose Journey ❤️ I had a accident when I was young that resulted in many surgeries over the years. The rhinoplasty I had gotten started leaning to the right and overtime created breathing problem. I found Dr. Shah on a search for a nose correction specialist and hose him because the overwhelming good reviews and his experience! Immediately I noticed my breathing issues were fixed. I was so relieved because this complicated my sleeping, I could not exercise, I always had a headache. Being able to breathe through my nose again is something I will never take for granted and I am so grateful to Dr. Shah for fixing my collapsed septum. Aesthetically, I cried tears of joy when I was healing. Before, my nose was crooked and almost detached I could feel the tip cartilage pop in and out of place! I had no expectations that I would have such a straight nose and kinda expected a small improvement. Dr. Shah not only got my nose and septum so straight but he also fixed my nose to look more natural and smaller to fit my face. This is the most beautiful I have ever felt. This is how I alway felt on the inside and have struggled for so long after the accident with just wanting to feel normal and not have people comment on my scars or nose. I cannot thank Dr. Shah enough for what he has done for me. I feel so comfortable and effortless in the way I look and can finally put all my pain and suffering from my accident to rest. Thank you Dr. Shah!!! His team is always amazing in helping in any way and making sure you feel comfortable and cared for.

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What to Expect After Dermabrasion

Due to the slight invasive nature of this procedure, local anesthesia is used. It can last anywhere from 1-2 hours and is generally performed in the office. With deeper dermabrasion treatments, there may be minor bleeding. Patients must expect that the treated area will be red and swollen for about 10-14 days.  Peeling will take place and could last up to a full week. The new skin will look pink and gradually fade to a more natural skin color after a few weeks. It is critical that the patient strictly adheres to post-treatment care, including an avoidance of sun exposure, to ensure proper skin healing.

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Who Should Get Dermabrasion?

Any individual, men or women, with skin irregularities may consider the benefits of dermabrasion. It’s an effective treatment for those who have fine wrinkles, acne scars, keloid, hyperpigmentation or any abnormal skin growth.

Who Should Avoid Dermabrasion Treatment?

There are some precautions for those who have specific skin conditions, including severe acne or those who are on aggressive acne medications. The doctor will evaluate the patient’s condition before any treatment and inquire about any medical case that may be present, or medications that have been taken within the last year.

How About Freckles?

Freckles are an overproduction of melanin in the skin and common to those who have a fair complexion. It becomes visible due to extreme exposure to sun. Although dermabrasion can remove the top layers of skin where freckles are contained, there are other alternatives specifically for freckle removal such as a chemical peel or laser treatment to minimize the freckles from reoccurring.

Is A Chemical Peel Better?

Dermabrasion and chemical peels both refinish the skin to promote new skin growth. Both can be mildly or aggressively invasive depending on how many layers are involved. The only difference between the two treatments is the method used in achieving the intended results. Dermabrasion uses a surgical tool that gently scrapes the skin while a chemical peel uses solutions, usually acid based, to attain a similar result. Dermabrasion does better in removing small acne scars as there is more control on which tiny spots need more scraping.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.