What is dermabrasion

In Džepina Clinic, patients undergo delicate “treatment” of the surface layers of the skin with dermabrasion. It is a procedure that smoothes the sharp edges and irregularities of the skin, treats various scars and gives the skin a softer look, which makes the skin look more beautiful and rejuvenated. Dermabrasion or micro-dermabrasion can be done on small areas or on the whole face, alone or in combination with some other procedure such as a facelift, surgical revision of a scar or chemical peeling.

Who are the candidates for dermabrasion

Skin with surgical or traumatic scars, the effects of acne, tattoos or superficial wrinkles, most often as a result of excessive sun exposure, can be “regenerated” by dermabrasion. Candidates are people of all ages who are want to smooth out and rejuvenate their skin.

In candidates for dermabrasion, skin type and colour, ie the degree of pigmentation, are important. Particular care should be taken in patients with an active stage of acne, changes caused by medical radiation or in patients who had chemical peel.

Dermabrasion procedure

Dermabrasion is a procedure performed under local anaesthesia, and it is possible to combine it with  sedation. The procedure depends on the type and size of the treated area, and can be performed in several sessions.

Dermabrasion is a procedure that removes the surface layers of the skin with diamond rollers of various shapes. The abrasive procedure lasts until a safe level of depth is reached in the skin at which the treated scar or wrinkles are not visible.

Recovery after dermabrasion

After dermabrasion, it is normal for the skin to be red and swollen, there is tingling or localised pain, and there may be discomfort when speaking or chewing. The swelling that occurs will disappear in the first week, and any scars (scabs) will disappear as a new, fresh, pink and firm layer of skin is formed, which is a sign of normal healing. If there is more severe itching and burning, some ointment may be recommended for this alleviate this problem. Male patients are advised to use an electric razor for some time after the procedure while they are recovering.

After dermabrasion, the skin takes on a light pink colour in the first few weeks, and some precautions are needed during this period. No activity is recommended for patients for at least two weeks after dermabrasion to avoid the possibility of  injury of the face. More active sports, should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks. Precautions are also to avoid excessive exposure to the sun and wind, as well as bathing in chlorinated pool water for at least 4 weeks. It is necessary to wait about a month with the consumption of alcoholic beverages because before there is a risk of developing redness of the skin.

During 6 to 12 months after dermabrasion it is necessary to take sun block as this is the time of development of a new pigment in the skin. When complete pigmentation occurs, the colour of the treated area should be the same or very similar to the surrounding skin and barely noticeable.

Dermabrasion is minimally invasive, but there are some risks. This procedure may cause changes in skin pigmentation. Some patients may experience darkening of the skin, usually with more sun exposure (hyperpigmentation), and others may develop a lighter skin tone (hypo-pigmentation). It is possible for small whitish spot changes (milia) to appear, which will usually quickly disappear, and sometimes they have to be removed. In rare cases, after dermabrasion, the skin pores expand, which disappears soon. A very rare possibility is the development of scar tissue in the form of a keloid or hypertrophic scar. In these cases, after the healing is already completed, itching occurs, the treated area becomes red, elevated from the level of the surrounding skin. Steroid injections help to soften the scar tissue.

These are all common risks that are minimal but possible. If this happens, it is necessary to contact a doctor in order to examine the treated area and determine the therapy, if necessary.

Patient experiences after dermabrasion

Dermabrasion solves superficial skin imperfections and ensures smooth, soft, refreshed skin without blemishes. Every skin defect affects self-confidence, and with this simple procedure in Džepina Clinic, skin problems are solved and your skin will “glow” again.

The price of dermabrasion

Džepina Clinic offers its patients various payment options. See the price of dermabrasion as well as the price of all procedures in the price list of the Džepina Clinic.

Actual results after dermabrasion

After dermabrasion, patients have visible results on the skin that are reflected in personal satisfaction with the appearance. Before and after photos best show the changes that occur on the surface of the skin after dermabrasion.


In addition to dermabrasion to improve the surface layer of the skin, there are also alternative methods that improve the appearance of the skin. Chemical peel as an alternative is a procedure that more often treats finer wrinkles, while coarser and deeper changes and scars are successfully resolved by dermabrasion.

Dermabrasion is relatively more common in patients with darker skin, especially at limited application sites. Which method the doctor in Džepina Clinic will recommend depends on the individual case of the patient and the doctor’s experience.

No method of skin rejuvenation is able to completely remove all traces of scars or prevent the changes caused by ageing. The goal of different methods such as, dermabrasion or peeling, is to significantly improve the surface layer of the skin.


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