NJ Dermabrasion | New Jersey Skin Resurfacing
Dermabrasion is a procedure used to mechanically resurface the skin. New Jersey dermabrasion is usually performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending upon patient preference. The procedure involves the use of abrasive wheels with varying degrees of coarseness to remove the outer layers of the skin to produce an improved appearance. Dermabrasion is primarily used for the treatment of acne scarring. Superficial and deep techniques are available.
There are two layers of the skin; the outer layer is called the epidermis and the inner layer, the dermis. Deep methods are the preferred method for treatment of scarring and involve abrasion to the depths of the mid-dermis. Deep methods are effective but generally require greater healing time and carry a higher risk of associated side effects or complications including changes in pigmentation (which are usually temporary), scarring and incomplete improvement in skin contour following the procedure. Improvements continue for months after the procedure as collagen remodels beneath the surface of the skin.
Dermabrasion has been proven to improve the cosmetic appearance of the skin, especially in the treatment of acne scarring and also in treatment of deep wrinkles of the upper lip. Most patients typically require a single treatment of NJ skin resurfacing but occasionally, a second treatment is necessary to obtain optimal results. This will depend on the severity of the scarring. Patients with deep "ice pick" scars will generally not derive a significant benefit from dermabrasion, as the scars are too deep and traverse the entire thickness of the dermis.
Who is a good candidate for New Jersey Dermabrasion?
Not everyone is a good candidate for dermabrasion. Those with active acne, infections, and other scarring skin conditions may need treatment before undergoing dermabrasion. Complications are rare but include infection, prolonged healing, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. NJ dermabrasion may not be recommended for those with darker skin types because of the risk of hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin.
*Disclaimer: Surgical results are not guaranteed and vary greatly from patient to patient.