Recovery and healing time after dermabrasion depends on the size and depth of the area treated. Patients must:
- Cleanse the treated area several times daily to prevent infection.
- Change ointments and dressings to promote healing.
- Avoid exposure to the sun.
Skin regrowth occurs within five to eight days. New skin is pink or red in appearance, fading to normal skin tones in six to 12 weeks. Pain and swelling is generally minimal after the procedure, though pain killers and steroids are prescribed in some cases. Your ASDS doctor may schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress.