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Dermabrasion

A skilled San Diego plastic surgeon can help you soften your look and turn back the clock of aging and years of skin damage with a simple Dermabrasion procedure.

Dermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure to help the appearance of skin on the face. This procedure involves a carefully controlled scraping away of the top layers of skin to expose the young, healthy layers of skin underneath. This procedure is most often optimal for patients that want a quick, resurfacing of the skin on the face and is especially beneficial for patients that may have scarring damage from previous cosmetic procedures or accidents.

Dermabrasion can also improve the appearance of the following cosmetic defects:

The procedure does require an anesthetic and will leave the skin with the appearance of redness or rawness. However this rawness is due to the newness of the skin which will take several months to completely heal. After this period of time, the skin will look smooth and beautiful.

There are two primary Dermabrasion methods---mechanical and surgical. Mechanical Dermabrasion involves the use of a rapidly rotating small wire brush that scrapes of the layers of skin. The laser method utilizes newly developed laser technology to achieve the separation of the old layers of skin from the new. Each method achieves very similar results; however the mechanical method is cheaper.

An experienced San Diego plastic surgeon can discuss which Dermabrasion option is best for you. Contact us for a free consultation today.