Dermabrasion is a procedure that involves mechanical scraping of the top layers of skin using a high-speed rotary wheel. This procedure softens sharp edges of surface irregularities, including acne and other scars and fine wrinkles, especially around the mouth.
The procedure may be performed:
- under local or general anesthetic on an outpatient basis
- in 1 hour
Optimal results may require more than one treatment session and results are permanent. Patients may return to work and apply makeup in two weeks. The colour of the skin will improve within approximately three months.
Dermabrasion – American Society of Plastic Surgeons