Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are skin resurfacing techniques that are similar to chemical peeling, in that the outer layer of skin is removed to allow newer, fresher skin to grow and replace the older skin.
Microdermabrasion of the Face
Microdermabrasion is a “light” form of skin resurfacing. Only the very outer surface of the skin is removed. With multiple treatments, very fine lines around the eyes, mouth, and face can be improved. The skin often appears healthy and refreshed after a treatment.
Traditional dermabrasion carries the skin resurfacing to a much deeper depth. This allows for treatment of a variety of skin problems. Dermabrasion can be used for scar revision, acne scarring, lip rhytids, as well as the treatment of rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma is the excess growth of the glands of the nasal skin. It is a form of rosacea. This can lead to an enlarged, red and irregular appearing nose. Dermabrasion offers an excellent means to control and treat rhinophyma changes of the nose. Through the skillful application of dermabrasion, the nose can be reshaped to achieve a more normal appearance.
Dr. Fox also performs these skin related procedures:
Be sure to contact Dr. Fox to determine whether dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are right for you.