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Thursday, May 17, 2007

You're Doing What to His Nose?

Today Hubby and I went back to the dermatologist who did the Mohs surgery on his nose three weeks ago to remove a spot of skin cancer. Hubby has been concerned about a little crevice which was created when the doctor sutured the flap he created to cover the wound caused by the excision.

The doctor (who’s young enough to be our son) took a look at the scar and crevice and then asked Hubby if he knew what a Dremel tool was. In case you’re not familiar with one, it’s used for a variety of woodworking projects including routing, cutting, drilling and sanding. Here’s what one looks like:

The doctor told Hubby he will set up an appointment for him (after we return from Ireland next month) to do a dermabrasion treatment on his nose to help smooth the scar tissue and hopefully remove the crevice. And apparently he is going to use a Dremel tool to do all this fine skin repair work. Okay…this I can’t wait to see.

Anyway, as soon as I heard the word dermabrasion, I immediately pictured my fine lines and wrinkles disappearing so I asked the doctor if there was a husband and wife package we could sign up for. He kind of looked bemused but didn’t offer me the chance to look years younger…rats! So now I’m thinking of going off to the hardware store and buying one of these handy tools. How difficult could it be to do a little self repair work????

25 comments:

Lynn said...

This definitely sounds like a DIY project. Although using a mirror might throw you off while your working on yourself, so I have a proposition for you...I'll work on you and you work on me. Doesn't that sound fair?

Renee said...

I think that thing they have Kelly Preston is supposed to be about the same thing only her's is actually sold to work on your face. I'm sure the Dremel is cheaper, but I doubt it comes with the face buffer.

Renee said...

I'm tired, that was supposed to say "thing they have Kelly Preston advertising is..."

it's after 12am

Patti said...

you and Lynn could have a lot of fun dermabrasioning each other's faces, I'm sure
;~)

so how is the deck?

Dana said...

I love my Dremel even more now than I did before!

only oldest said...

Oh gosh, my nail lady uses it on my nails. I hope the one they use on R is just a little softer!!! Should polish him up pretty good though.

Toni said...

Too funny!

Susie said...

My husband has one of those in his shop! Maybe he could earn some extra cash with it ;)

PEA said...

Lol I'm still giggling over the post and the comments! hehe xox

Joan said...

Lynn: I'm game for a sisterly skin smoothing session!

Renee: How did I miss the Kelly Preston commercial???

Patti: You're more than welcomed to join us at the "party." As far as the deck goes, it's at a standstill but I'm still not ready to write about it...I keep hoping we will eventually get things resolved. Yeh...more mystery.

Dana: Ooooo...maybe you could rent yours out!

Only oldest: Maybe we could borrow theirs instead of buying our own.

Toni: Yep...dermabrasion by woodworking tool is a hoot. :~D

Susie: See...a new way to make a little money.

Pea: Glad I could bring you a laugh or two.

meno said...

What a great idea. Just make sure you take before and after pictures for us.

rosemary said...

I think Joan needs to host a Dremel party and invite all of us...I can bring a bottle of nice wine, cube some cheese and we could have a sandblasting time!

Joan said...

Meno: Oh wait...me in front of a camera...I think not!!!

Rosemary: Ohhhh...a Dremel party. Maybe I need to send this idea to the company...I can see sales skyrocketing with this kind of advertising!

Ralph said...

I love the Dremel tool...so versatile, get the accessory bits and you can polish, or cut tile...would I want one of these 5000 RPM things next to my nose? If I needed it, but maybe wearing a hat in the sun is a slightly better alternative to the Dremel against my soft skin

Linda said...

Ah, modern medicine, next thing you know it they'll be using weedwhackers and power trimmers! I am going to assume that it's some sort of specialized Dremmel tool but if it isn't this is going to make one heck of an interesting post! I can't wait!

Joan said...

Ralph: Where's the sport in wearing a hat instead of using this versatile tool? Be daring!!!

Linda: Oh...how stupid of me. I didn't realize dermatology and gardening had so much in common until I read your comment. Now I absolutely see the connection! :~D

Renee said...

Here's the product http://www.neutrogena.com/ProductsDetails_308.asp?lProductLineID=16 Couldn't find Kelly hocking it, but I'm sure it's online somewhere.

Renee said...

re: mud clods being like a snowball fight...yup! Only more like ice ball fight.

Joan said...

Renee: Thanks for the info on the micro-dermabrasion tool...it actually looks like it would be fun to try. Also...I've been in one or two ice ball fights in my life and managed to survive them with no permanent damage...thank goodness!

thailandchani said...

Now that would be an interesting idea! Let me know if they come up with some trick for making fat go away! LOL

Oreck perhaps?


Peace,

~Chani

Midlife Mom said...

Hey I'm going out to check the tool shed to see if I can come up with something to help out what the years have done to this face and body! This could start a whole new trend in garden care, use it in the garden then use it on your wrinkles and cellulite!

Joan said...

Chani: Why didn't I think of that...the Oreck method of fat removal! Wow...we could start a trend!!!

Midlife mom: I think multi-tasking with tools is the wave of the future. Now I'm going out to the garage to check our tool inventory.

patches said...

If you decide the DIY route is the way to go, I recommend the wand attachment. It's easier to see what you doing. I almost forgot, splurge for the variable speed, it's more versatile should you decide to manicure your nails later.

Joan said...

Patches: I obviously need to take you to the hardware store with me. Thanks for the shopping hints. :~)

gina said...

My husband has had multiple Mohs surgeries - two on his face, and four on his chest. One on his face required a plastic surgeon to do the closure. You can't even see the scar. It's amazing. Alas, no dremel tools involved, but neither was his nose involved. One surgery was on his forehead, the other on his temple/cheek area. It was funny to hear the plastic surgeon discuss how he was going to make the scar disappear into The Spouse's wrinkles. :) I guess they come in handy sometimes!