Blemish Removal- Aesthetic Medicine/ Cosmetology
Blemish removal is a term that refers to the removal of acne, scar tissue, birthmarks, warts, moles, or flat skin deformities which may detract from a person's appearance.
A blemish should be removed professionally by a dermatologist, who will outline what the best course of action is for your particular skin condition. In most cases, blemishes will not affect your health and having a blemished removed is often a cosmetic decision. Some blemishes are signs of skin health complications, such as raised moles, and should receive immediate inspection by a specialist to assess whether they should be removed or not.
Blemish removal commonly involves the use of either chemicals, abrasion or lasers to remove the top layers of the skin. A few scar removal techniques involve taking skin or fat from other areas of your body and placing them into or above of the blemished area to flatten scar tissue. Some blemish removal procedures can make your skin lighter in the affected area afterwards.
In some blemish removal procedures, like dermabrasion, you can expect to take 5-7 days off work to give your face a chance to heal. Most blemish removals don't warrant a recovery period and can be carried out directly in the dermatologist's office with immediate results.
Standard blemish removal procedures include:
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Resurfacing
- Punch Grafts
- Subcutaneous Incisions
- Topical Ointments
- Autologous Fat Transfer
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