How to prepare for the procedure
Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will usually review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. A week or so before treatment, dermabrasion candidates should:
- Stop taking certain medications, such as aspirin.
- Stop smoking, if a smoker.
- Avoid certain skin care products.
- Avoid sun exposure.