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Are there any types of face scars that dermabrasion is bad for?

Are there any types of face scars that dermabrasion is bad for?

Active or atrophic: Active acne lesions with infection or atrophic scars with minimal or absent epithelium are not good scars for dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Dr. Ingrid Warmuth
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Dermabrasion (Definition)

Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure designed to gently remove the outer layers of skin. It is commonly performed to improve the appearance of the skin, camouflage scars, and remove irregularities of the skin. A brush or diamond fraise is commonly used for this procedure ...Read more


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Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Severe acne scars on forehead, and the sides of the face. Besides dermabrasion & other skin resurfacing treatments how can I achieve clear skin again?

Don't give up!: Deep acne scars are a tough problem. Laser resurfacing, in my opinion, is the best way to improve the appearance. It is rarely a one time treatment, however. We use active fx and deep fx and repeat the treatment a few times (we wait a few months between treatments to evaluate the effect) for maximal benefit. ...Read more

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Can you flatten a scar with dermabrasion?

Yes: This depends on the location of the scar, but raised scars on the face can be significantly flattened with dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Where can I get dermabrasion to vanish my facial scar? For many plastic sergion do not perform it since it's an old technique, but i need it.

Where can I get dermabrasion to vanish my facial scar? For many plastic sergion do not perform it since it's an old technique, but i need it.

Search online : There are still quite a few plastic surgeons that do, in fact, know how to us dermabrasion to reduce acne scarring. You should look up this specific topic online and should get some leads to plastic surgeons that perform this procedure. As an alternative, there are many plastic surgeons that prefer to use co2 laser resurfacing instead. Good luck. ...Read more

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How good is dermabrasion for acne scars?

How good is dermabrasion for acne scars?

Often very good: Mechanical dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) can provide a "plane" removal of the acne scar edges, smoothing and flattening of the scar depressions. Better on scars that are crater-like (pox scar example) than deep "pit" type scars (called ice pick types). May require more than a single treatment, as there are limits to depth. New skin from oil & sweat glands and hair follicle to resurface. ...Read more

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Can dermabrasion work for acne scars?

Can dermabrasion work for acne scars?

Yes but not the best: Dear abrasion can certainly work but there are more precise means. My favorite is a combination of a fractionated(not co2) erbium laser for full thickness treatment combined with a full coverage superficial erbium treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of dermabrasion has best results for acne scars?

What kind of dermabrasion has best results for acne scars?

Depends: It really depends on he size and distribution of the scars. Dermabrasion and chemical peels (possibly retinoid topical) can help with finer scars but for bigger scars may have to consider laser or deeper peels such as co2 peels - please see a cosmetics dermatologist/plastics surgeon. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion effective on raised or hypertrophic scar or may make it worse?

Is dermabrasion effective on raised or hypertrophic scar or may make it worse?

It could get worse: Dermabrasion is unlikely to make a hypertrophic or keloid scar better and could make it worse. It is unlikely to make it less wide. Injected steroids may help to flatten the scar. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more