I have a lot of scarring on my face due to a severe case of chicken pox when I was about three years old. I’ve been told that dermabrasion can help remove these scars. Is this true?
Depending on your specific scars, dermabrasion may be able to help. Dermabrasion is a process by where the outer layer of the skin is sanded to produce a more smooth result. Dermabrasion is a relatively aggressive procedure that requires a significant amount of time to heal. Fractionated lasers are a relatively new procedure that can provide significant improvement in scarring with less down-time. A consultation to evaluate the level of scarring and the desired recovery will determine the best choice for each patient.
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