Skin Resurfacing (Dermabrasion)
Before lasers, dermabrasion and deep peels were the way to go for skin resurfacing. Dermabrasion involves mechanically removing skin layer by layer until a smooth surface results. Dermabrasion has a result at least comparable to laser if not better.
Usually employed in light skinned patients to minimize smokers lines and may be used judiciously with deep peels for an optimal result. This is done in the rooms under local anaesthetic.
Hospital stay: None, in rooms proceedure
Time: 30 minutes
Back to work: Next day (no face to face) or one week
Makeup: 5-7 days
Exercise: No break from routine
Driving: Same day