Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure whereby the skin’s surface irregularities are diminished by abrading or “sanding” the skin with special diamond rotary instruments. Dr. Pippin carefully reduces the skin surface to a specific depth and after a period of healing the skin is smoother with fewer irregularities.
Often, more than one technique is used to give the best improvement in the appearance of facial scars and wrinkles. For example, frequently a dermabrasion will be performed several weeks after scar revision. Sometimes, dermabrasion and chemical peel are performed together or in sequence to treat deeper wrinkles, such as those occurring around the lips.