What is dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion is an effective treatment for facial scarring and other imperfections of the skin. Trauma from an accident or scars left behind from acne respond very well to dermabrasion.

How does dermabrasion work?

Your Dermatologist uses a special hand piece to remove the outer layers of skin. Dermabrasion acts to smooth the transition from the healthy skin to the previous scar. This can be on the entire face, or focused on a precise area such as a surgical or traumatic scar.

What’s the difference between microdermabrasion and dermabrasion?

Although the name sounds similar, dermabrasion is a much more intensive process. There is more pre-treatment planning and post-treatment care. You will have a longer downtime after a dermabrasion, but the end result is much more dramatic. Where you may need 10-20 microdermabrasion treatments, a single dermabrasion treatment may be more effective and dramatic.

Is dermabrasion safe?

Yes, it is very safe, but there are things to consider. The patient must be diligent to avoid the sun before and after the treatment. There are risks of the skin pigment being affected. There are also risks of infection, but your Dermatologist will manage this should it arise, and will go over all the post treatment care with you.