Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a technique that removes the outer layers of skin cells by mechanical abrasion to promote the formation of new collagen and skin with fewer wrinkles and a tighter appearance.

Dermabrasion is a surgical technique that involves removing the outer skin cells by a mechanical process of sanding. The remaining deep skin cells and structures respond by laying down new collagen and skin cells that result in a firmer and wrinkle free surface.

At Artiste Plastic Surgery Dermabrasion is performed for the following reasons:

  • As an adjunct to facelift surgery
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Vertical lines around the lips

Action of Dermabrasion:

The skin consists of the epidermis and dermis.ย The epidermis is made up of up to 7 layers and the dermis two layers.

The process of dermabrasion physically removes the epidermis, and upper layer of the dermis to encourage the formation of new skin and formation of new collagen that is tighter. The result is skin that is tighter, with fewer blemishes and fine lines.