Prior to scheduling a dermabrasion in Beverly Hills, you must have a consultation appointment. During this consultation, I will examine your skin, and we will discuss your cosmetic concerns.
The purpose of this appointment is to make sure that dermabrasion is the right treatment for your skin. Let me know during this time whether you have any skin conditions. Please know that certain skin conditions can affect your ability to receive dermaplaning treatment.
You should also always provide your detailed medical history when seeking any new cosmetic treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. During your consultation, we will review your medical history together and assess any information that could impact your procedure.
I pride myself on being honest and upfront with my patients. If I do not believe that dermabrasion is the best procedure for your skin, I will advise you on other cosmetic options. If you are a good candidate for dermabrasion, we will move forward with your treatment by scheduling your first dermabrasion session.
How to Prepare for Your Dermabrasion in Beverly Hills
Before your dermabrasion procedure, you will want to take certain measures to prepare for your session. This ensures that your skin is ready for treatment, and you will have the best possible outcome from your procedure. The following is a breakdown of the important preparations to follow before your dermabrasion in Beverly Hills:
Two Months Before Treatment
If you are a smoker, I require you to quit smoking at least two months before your procedure. If you have been smoking for a more extended period of time, you may need to quit smoking nine months to a year before you can undergo dermabrasion in Beverly Hills.
Patients who smoke have a significantly higher risk of having wound healing complications. This skin risk can hinder new skin growth after a dermaplaning procedure.
One Month Before Treatment
If you request that I perform dermabrasion alongside a facelift or other surgical procedure, you must receive complete medical clearance from your regular physician. This ensures that you are healthy enough to go under anesthesia and for your surgery.
Patients who are receiving dermabrasion alone may not need medical clearance beforehand.
Several Weeks Before Treatment
Do not overexpose yourself to the sun in the weeks before your procedure. Too much sun exposure will irritate the delicate tissue on your face.
If you are going under anesthesia for your dermabrasion procedure, you will need to arrange for someone to give you a ride home after your treatment. While dermabrasion is an outpatient procedure, the anesthesia can leave patients feeling tired and disoriented for several hours after their session. We do not recommend driving at this time.
One Week Before Treatment
Let us know if you have a cough, fever or any other illness, or any skin changes or infections. If you are feeling sick, please do not take over-the-counter medications without asking us.
Two Days Before Treatment
Thoroughly wash your body with the Hibiclens soap. This will minimize the chance of infection. Shave or remove hair around your surgery site.
The Night Before Treatment
If you will be under general anesthesia for your dermabrasion appointment, please do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure, including water. You can take high-blood pressure medications with a sip of water the morning of surgery, but nothing else. These are mandatory precautions when going under anesthesia for any cosmetic procedure.
The Day of Treatment
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser (Hibiclens), and do not apply any skincare products or cosmetics. Your skin must be completely bare for your procedure.
Wear something comfortable and please do not wear or bring any jewelry with you to the clinic. We want to avoid this interfering during the dermaplaning process.