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What is dermabrasion?
Similar to a chemical peel, dermabrasion is a procedure that removes fine wrinkles and/or minimizes scars on the skin.
The difference between a chemical peel and dermabrasion is the method used. Dermabrasion involves the surgeon utilizing a high speed rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin. The size and depth of the scars as well as the degree of wrinkling determine the appropriate level of skin that will be surgically sloughed.
Possible complications commonly associated with dermabrasion:
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is used to treat deep acne scars with a hand-held instrument called a dermatome.
The dermatome resembles an electric razor and has an oscillating blade that moves back and forth to evenly "skim" off the surface layers of skin that surround the craters or other facial defects.
Both dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face. They can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures.
Neither treatment will remove all scars and flaws, or prevent aging.
Who can benefit from dermabrasion or dermaplaning?
Men and women of all ages can benefit from dermabrasion and dermaplaning. Important factors are:
About the procedure:
As the new skin starts to grow, it may appear and feel swollen, sensitive, and bright pink, which may take about three months to fade. Protection from the sun is very important following this type of procedure.