Smoothening of the skin through superficial sanding.
Sun damaged, wrinkly skin, acne and other scars.
Certain skin types.
Known bad scarring.
Herpes prone patients need prophylactic treatment.
PROCEDURE (usually as out patient)
Motor driven diamond heads are used to mechanically remove the damaged skin layers.
local or general.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, UNDESIRABLE RESULTS
Too deep sanding may cause hypertrophic scarring.
Deep dermabrasion leaves depigmented zone.
Temporary hyperpigmentation in certain skin types.
During the first week, the oozing wound needs frequent changing of the medication. Creams are applied.