About Laserbrasion, Dermabrasion and Deep Peels
Laserbrasion, dermabrasion and deep peels are procedures to refine the texture of the skin's top layers through a method of controlled abrasion which improve and or remove surface irregularities such as fine surface lines or scarring from previous trauma, surgery or acne. These treatments can either be used for a specific aesthetic area, for example the lines around the lips commonly known as smokers lines, or to the entire face. It is important to have a trained professional cosmetic plastic surgeon
such as Dr. Hodgkinson assess your individual case to determine whether dermabrasion or laserbrasion is a better option for you and whether or not it is necessary to abrade the entire face as opposed to one aesthetic area so that the final result is even not only in pigment but in texture to avoid a treated look.
Laserbrasion uses the power of laser light to ablate the surface of the skin. Laserbrasion is more commonly used in very delicate areas such as for fine wrinkles around the eyes.
Dermabrasion is carried out with a surgical instrument that has a super fine diamond rotating file as a head to allow an experienced practitioner the ability to remove only exactly as much surface skin as is necessary to reveal fresh layers of skin beneath and to create a continuous smooth contour over the entire surface.
Skin resurfacing procedures also commonly include chemical peels. Chemical peels are generally used to treat very fine wrinkles or pigmentation whereas dermabrasion/laserbrasion are preferable for deeper imperfections of the skin such as post-acne pock marks. Dermabrasion may also be preferred for individuals with slightly darker skin as it is less likely to produce changes and contrasts in skin color more commonly associated with chemical peels.
|Before & After Facelift & Dermabrasion
Skin resurfacing procedures are often carried out in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift, browlift and eyelid lift or cosmedical treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections
, injectible fillers
or Thermage® to create a uniform and all over more youthful appearance.