Dermabrasion – Post-operative Instructions

Average length of stay – daycase

Instructions on discharge

  • You will have Aciclovir (anti cold sore tablets) and painkillers to take home. 
  • You will have Polyfax ointment to use for 7-10 days 3 times a day.
  • Your skin will be swollen with some redness and oozing.
  • Wash face with tepid water, a mild cleanser may be used after the first week.
  • No touching treated area or picking at crusted skin.
  • Avoid excessive facial expressions.
  • Men – no shaving the treated area for two weeks. It is advisable to start shaving with an electric razor.
  • No make-up for the first 7-10 days. Use mineral base make-up thereafter.
  • Avoid going out in the sun for prolonged periods for the first 2 weeks and use a high factor sunscreen thereafter

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after the surgery when the treated area will be assessed.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for the first 2 weeks
  • Sleep with head slightly elevated on a few pillows for the first week and avoid bending head down.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD

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