Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology

Dermabrasion/Scar Revision

For years people have suffered from the disfigurement of facial scarring. Presently, there are a mix of dermatologic surgical procedures. All are safe and effective. Dermabrasion, which has been used for years, has experienced refinements in technique, equipment, before and after-operative care. These refinements have lead to an increase in popularity of the Dermabrasion procedure.

What is Dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure in which the dermatologist removes the skin with a rotary abrasive instrument to improve its contour. This procedure should not be confused with "micro-dermabrasion," which serves as a technique for minor skin problems. Dermabrasion causes a skin wound, much like an accidental abrasion, and will require several days to a week or more to heal. Once healed, the skin generally has a smoother appearance.

Before Dermabrasion:
10 year old scar
  After Dermabrasion:
Minimal trace of the scar