This is a method of skin resurfacing which essentially smoothes out the top layer of skin by surgical scraping or sanding.
During this procedure, the outermost later of skin is removed. This diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and improves the look of facial skin. Men and women of all ages can benefit from dermabrasion. However, your skin type will determine whether you are a candidate or not for this procedure because of possible skin pigmentation changes.
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthetic in an outpatient setting. It can take up to 1 hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. The skin is then treated with ointment or a wet or waxy dressing.