Dermabrasion helps to improve the look of scarred or sun-damaged skin. It is frequently used to treat acne scars or to erase fine, facial wrinkles for a more youthful look. The procedure is not used to remove birth skin defects, moles, birthmarks and burn scars, although it may be used to remove tattoos and chicken pox scars.
A few minutes to 2 hours. Some cases require several sessions of treatment.
Most patients are able to return to work right away. Pinkish skin may take about 3 months to fade. Your surgeon may ask you to stay out of the sun for six to twelve months.
After 18 months, patients should expect a 50 to 80 percent improvement in the skin.
A surgeon scrapes away the skin′s top layers so that newer, smoother skin grows back using a rough wire brush, or a burr containing diamond particles, attached to a motorized handle; continuing until he or she reaches the safest level that will make the scar or wrinkle less visible.
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