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Dermabrasion

Reasons for Considering Dermabrasion

  • Smooth skin
  • Remove small scars
  • Even out skin tones from scars, birthmarks, sun damage, tattoos, age spots, and wrinkles

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General Procedure

Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that wears away the upper layers of skin with sandpaper or other mechanical means.  This procedure can be done under twilight anesthesia.

Recovery Process

After the procedure, the skin is very red and raw looking.  It will take a couple weeks for the skin to regrow and heal.  Some patients may experience dryness, sun sensitivity, and temporary bruising during the recovery process.