|Procedure||Mechanical scraping of the top layers of skin using a high-speed rotary wheel. Softens sharp edges of surface irregularities, including acne and other scars and fine wrinkles, especially around the mouth.|
|Length||A few minutes to one hour. May require more than one session.|
|Anesthesia||Local, numbing spray, or general.|
|Side Effects||Temporary tingling, burning, itching, swelling, redness; lightening of treated skin; acute sensitivity to sun; loss of ability to make pigment (tan).|
Back to work: two weeks.
|Duration of Results||Permanent, although new wrinkles may form as skin ages.|
|Preoperative appearance||Intraoperative||Close up view of dermabrasion||Intraoperative dermabrasion|
Actual patient photographs available at time of consult.