Dermabrasion Procedure

Taking the high areas of the skin down to the low spots, or pits, in order to eradicate the shadows that form in the depressed area when light strikes the face from the side, completes dermabrasion.  Normally, shallow scratches can be smoothed effectively, whereas deeper ones need to be effaced.  In the case of a deeper scar, a preliminary surgery such as punch excision, elevation or grafting may be suggested and is performed four to eight weeks prior to the dermabrasion procedure. When the skin texture is rough from excessive scarring, a second dermabrasion may be recommended and performed anywhere from six to 12 months following the initial procedure.  Dermabrasion adds improvement to the skin surface when it is completed.