Dermabrasion and Dermaplaning are most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents, previous surgery or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles such as those around the mouth. They are also sometimes used to remove pre-cancerous growths. Dermaplaning is commonly used to treat deep acne scars.
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning at our Corinth, Mississippi offices help to “refinish” the skin’s top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping. These treatments soften the sharp edges of surface irregularities, giving the skin a smoother appearance.
Both dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face. They can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a Facelift, Scar Removal or Revision or Chemical Peel.
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but neither treatment will remove all scars and flaws or prevent aging. Before you decide to have a skin refinishing treatment, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your plastic surgeon.
Most surgeons will not perform treatment during the active stages of acne because of a greater risk of infection. The same may be true if you have had radiation treatments, a bad skin burn or a previous chemical peel.
Insurance usually does not cover cosmetic procedures, but dermabrasion or dermaplaning may be covered when performed to remove precancerous skin growths or extensive scars. Check your policy or call your carrier to be sure.
If you are planning “surface repairs” on your face, you may also consider a Chemical Peel, an alternative method of surgically removing the top layer of skin. Dermabrasion and dermaplaning use surgical instruments to remove the affected skin layers, while chemical peels are applied as a solution.
Many plastic surgeons perform dermabrasion, dermaplaning and chemical peels, selecting one or a combination of procedures to suit the your individual needs. Other surgeons prefer one technique for all surface repairs. In general, a chemical peel is used more often to treat fine wrinkles, while dermabrasion and dermaplaning are used to treat deeper imperfections such as acne scars. A non-chemical approach may also be preferred for people with slightly darker skin, especially when treating limited areas of the face. Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are less likely to produce extreme changes and contrasts in skin color.
Microdermabrasion is a less-invasive form of dermabrasion.
Why choose Dr. Long for Dermabrasion?
Dr. Long is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, breast and body. His residency and fellowship training followed by teaching at prestigious institutions have given him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic surgery. Dr. Long helps his customers look their best and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing natural looking results.
Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your Dermabrasion?
Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform Dermabrasion have been found to have a higher rate of surgical complications. Among the most common patient complaints are minimal to no improvement, asymmetries, wound healing problems or worse. Always look for a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.