DERMABRASION - SCAR REVISION
Different types of scars can be improved by using a variety of techniques. The overall goal of improvement is to minimize the appearance of the scars. You must realize that it is not ever possible to completely remove all traces of the scar since the body can only heal by forming a new scar. The goal of scar revision and dermabrasion is to render a scar less conspicuous. Scar revision and dermabrasion procedures are done either in the office setting or in the outpatient surgery area. Healing generally takes several days and there usually is minimal restriction on activities. On occasion a scar revision surgery is combined with dermabrasion in a staged fashion to achieve the best results possible. Dermabrasion is an excellent means of providing overall improvement in acne scarring. The scarring cannot be completely removed, but when combined with other minor procedures, dermabrasion can provide excellent smoothing of noticeable acne defects. The acne itself must be quiescent or inactive prior to dermabrasion.