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Your facial skin is subjected to a range of environmental stressors, such as extreme temperature changes, environmental toxins, and damaging UV rays. It eventually begins to react to these stressors, developing fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, and looser skin. Dermabrasion is an intense skin resurfacing procedure that removes the damaged upper layer of skin, allowing new, healthy skin cells to develop. 

What can dermabrasion do for me?

Dermabrasion can produce a remarkable improvement in your overall skin quality, treating any of the following:

  • Vertical lip lines
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots, sun spots
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Facial scars

How does dermabrasion work?

Before your treatment, your skin is numbed with a local anesthetic. A specialized exfoliating tool is then applied to the skin surface to remove the upper layer. This procedure may be advised as an option for patients who have facial scarring or hyperpigmentation but prefer to avoid a chemical peel.

What is the procedure like to experience?

Dermabrasion treatments are performed in-office. You will be resting comfortably on a treatment bed. Your skin will be numbed with anesthesia. Once your skin is prepared, a device is moved across your skin in the areas needing renewal. Your treatment time will vary based on the size of the facial areas to be treated but generally takes about one hour. 

What is the recovery time after dermabrasion?

Your skin reacts to the treatment by becoming red and swollen. You can expect some discomfort, which can be reduced with over-the-counter medication. The treated area will develop a crust.

You should plan for a week or two off work. The new skin slowly appears, initially pink in color. The new, refreshed, healthy skin is smoother and more youthful in quality. Ensure you avoid sun exposure and protect your skin with sunscreen going forward

Why choose Dr. Mesa for dermabrasion?

Dr. Mesa only recommends procedures that will work for the individual and will thoroughly evaluate your skin quality to determine whether dermabrasion is an advised treatment for your skin condition. He has a 5-star rating and over 300 positive reviews of RealSelf, and is arguably one of the most talented cosmetic surgeons practicing in New York, New Jersey, and Miami. 

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