Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic staff
Dermabrasion can be used to treat or remove:
- Scars caused by acne, surgery or injuries
- Fine wrinkles, especially those around the mouth
- Sun-damaged skin, including age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Swelling and redness of the nose (rhinophyma)
- Potentially precancerous skin patches (actinic keratoses)
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- Facial peels and laser surgery. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. http://www.aafprs.org/patient/procedures/resurfacing.html. Accessed March 27, 2012.
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