What exactly is dermabrasion? Is there a certain skin type that would benefit the most from this procedure?
Dermabrasion is a procedure where a rough tool is used to resurface the skin. Oddly enough even sterile sand-paper has been described as a tool for this procedure. More commonly, and in our practice, we use a power instrument to perform the skin “sanding”. The process is much like any other kind of resurfacing where the outer layers of the skin are removed in order to offer improvement in wrinkling or scarring. The procedure is mostly used for discrete areas of the face and should be used mostly in people with lighter skin color as loss of pigmentation can be a side-effect of the procedure.
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