Dermabrasion is a procedure offered by Dr. Michael J. Messina and our team at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Specialists that can flatten raised scars for a more aesthetic appearance. It works to refine the skin’s top layers by softening and smoothing the rough edges of skin irregularities.
Prior to performance dermabrasion, our team will numb the targeted area to ensure your comfort. We then use a sterile, meshed tool to gently rub the scar until we achieve the desired contour. Most patients heal completely within a week. We encourage you to keep the treated area covered with Vaseline® or Aquaphor®, as you would with a scraped knee, until the wound is completely healed. At the time of your appointment, we will provide you with specific post-op instructions to ensure proper and comfortable healing.
Dermabrasion is often recommended before more invasive procedures such as surgical revision. Our board-certified dermatologist will meet with you to evaluate the placement and depth of your scar and determine the appropriate level of treatment. We welcome you to give our team a call at 760-773-6616 today to learn more about dermabrasion in Palm Desert, California, and to schedule your initial consultation. We are excited to have the opportunity to refine damaged skin and help you enjoy greater self-confidence!