Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure to treat a variety of skin conditions such as acne scars, wrinkles, age spots, pox marks, skin lesion scars and scars due to accidents. However, this procedure does not work effectively on pigmented birth marks, moles and scars caused by burns.Since dermabrasion is a surgical procedure, there are certain medical conditions which may not be suitable for this treatment.
The skin diseases that are unsuitable for dermabrasion are: rosacea, discoid lupus, chronic radiodermatitis (due to radiation therapy for active cystic acne disease), scleroderma (localized or systemic), chronic eczema, keloids and hypertrophic scars.
Some blood related disorders, such as clotting disorders, uncontrolled diabetic mellitus, chronic cardiovascular diseases and congenital dermal aplasia, are also unsuitable for dermabrasion. The reason for unsuitability of such medical conditions are because of their poor healing nature and the condition of the skin to become easily injured.
Viral infections such as verruca plana, herpes simplex or shingles, and molluscum contagiosum are highly contradicting medical conditions for dermabrasion.
Infectious diseases, such as AIDS or serum hepatitis, are unsuitable for dermabrasion.
Psychiatric conditions, such as neurotic disorders, are also not the right specification for dermabrasion. Neurotic patients will not be able to understand the goal and the procedure of dermabrasion, and hence may hamper the surgical process.
Medical conditions where the administration of anesthesia proves to be a risk are unsuitable for dermabrasion.?