Dermabrasion is a technique that physically removes the surface of the skin to stimulate healing and rejuvenation. Many people are familiar with micro-dermabrasion, a procedure commonly performed by aestheticians. Many compare this experience to a cat licking the face. While micro-dermabrasion offers a quick refresh of the skin and is performed every month, dermabrasion is a more invasive procedure that results in more dramatic improvement, and is performed usually only once.
While it has been used for full-face rejuvenation, Dr. Andrew uses it as a tool to improve the appearance of surgical scars on the face, where the capacity of the body to heal is greatest. This technique is a quick, rapid, and affordable procedure. After injecting medicine to numb the skin, Dr. Andrew will sand the skin surface until deeper layers of the skin are exposed. Then a dressing is placed over the affected area and the person continues wound care at home while the area heals over 1-2 weeks.
Dr. Andrew uses this technique for surgical scars and acne scars, as well as other scars on the face.
If you have any scar that needs improvement, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew to discuss whether dermabrasion will improve its appearance: