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Dr. Ingrid Warmuth
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Dermabrasion (Overview)

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 to refinish the skin.


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What is dermabrasion for?

What is dermabrasion for?

Superfcl scar/lesion: It is best used for superficial scars or lesions limited to the upper dermis or epidermis. ...Read more

Dr. Ingrid Warmuth
185 doctors shared insights

Dermabrasion (Overview)

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 to refinish the skin.


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Is there any pain involved in a dermabrasion?

Is there any pain involved in a dermabrasion?

Minor discomfort: Dermabrasion is useful for improving the appearance of scars. It removes the outer layers of skin to promote a more even appearance. The procedure itself is done with local anesthesia, so it should not be painful. Afterwards, while everything is healing, the pain is minor, and usually doesn't require strong pain medications. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion safe?

Is dermabrasion safe?

In the right hands: As with any surgical procedure dermabrasion can be very safe and effective. With the advent of many of the new lasers dermabrasion has fallen out of favor, but it can still be a great procedure. ...Read more

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Do i need to avoid sun exposure after dermabrasion? How dangerous is sun exposure after dermabrasion? Do i need to avoid going outside for some peroid of time? .

After : After cosmetic treatments such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser, etc...I highly recommend sunscreens be applied to the face to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation (brown splotches) on face. I usually recommend elta md sunscreens since these are elegant, non-comedogenic, and have mineral based sunscreens in them. Read more about them at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long is benefit from face microdermabrasion or dermabrasion procedures?

How long is benefit from face microdermabrasion or dermabrasion procedures?

Minimal; Long-term: Microdermabrasion removes only the dead outer layers of the skin surface and does not require healing, only moisturizer. The results are soft, smooth skin until the next layers come to the surface (days). Dermabrasion actually removes epidermis and upper dermis, causing wounds that require healing, but give long-lasting improvements, but not elimination of acne scars or superficial facial wrinkles. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your skin to heal after dermabrasion?

How long does it take for your skin to heal after dermabrasion?

Weeks to months: Most healing occurs within 2 weeks but "final" healing can take 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Can micro dermabrasion hurt?

No: At lot of patients describe it feeling similar to a cat's raspy tongue licking you! so, it's not a big deal. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion safe?

In the right hands: As with any surgical procedure dermabrasion can be very safe and effective. With the advent of many of the new lasers dermabrasion has fallen out of favor, but it can still be a great procedure. ...Read more

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