Dermabrasion

What Is It?

Dermabrasion is a procedure performed under anesthesia, in which a rough tool, such as a spinning diamond wheel, is used to slough off the outer layers of the skin so that when the skin re-grows, its surface will be smoother and more even.

Good or Excellent Response

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80% of patients achieved a good (>50%) or excellent (>75%) improvement in scarring after 1 session

Moderate Response

Strength of Evidence
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98% of patients achieved at least a moderate (>25%) improvement in scarring after 1 session
  1. Chen, Q. et al. The clinical efficacy of ReCell® autologous cell regeneration techniques combined with dermabrasion treatment in acne scars. Aesthetic Plast Surg 44, 535–542 (2020).
  2. Aronsson, A., Eriksson, T., Jacobsson, S. & Salemark, L. Effects of dermabrasion on acne scarring. A review and a study of 25 cases. Acta Derm Venereol 77, 39–42 (1997).
  3. Maddin, S., Danto, J. L. & Stewart, W. D. Dermal abrasion for the removal of acne scars. Can Med Assoc J 82, 1072–1074 (1960).

Side Effects

High
High side effects and adverse reactions

Reviews

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