Dr. Natan Yaker
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Dermabrasion - Facial Rejuvenation in Plano, TX (Dallas)*

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Overview

Dr. Yaker's Plano, TX cosmetic surgery practice offers dermabrasion as part of our Surface Skin Spa services. Dermabrasion is a procedure in which a special, rotating surgical instrument is used to carefully resurface the irregularities of the skin, giving the skin a much smoother appearance. It can improve fine facial wrinkles and scars from acne. This procedure can be performed on the whole face or small areas, such as the cheeks. Dermabrasion produces similar results to that of a chemical peel, which uses a caustic solution rather than a surgical tool. Both techniques result in a smoother complexion and can be discussed in greater detail during the consultation.

Procedure Technique

Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are performed together in the same setting. The dermabrasion technique is performed first. The surgeon scrapes off the outermost layer of skin using a high-speed rough rolling brush. Then, a dermatone, which looks like an electric razor is used. This surgical tool has a blade that moves back and forth to smooth and trim scarred surfaces and other skin defects, such as craters. Following this procedure, a soothing ointment will be rubbed onto the face. Some patients will require multiple visits to achieve their results.

During/After the Procedure

Dermabrasion procedures are outpatient and performed in an accredited surgical facility. In most cases, a numbing agent is used to help moderate and control any discomfort. The procedure itself may take up to 2 hours, but spot treatments are usually concluded within 30 minutes. Following the procedure, the face will be red and swollen. It is common for scabbing and crusting to occur over the areas that were treated. It is imperative that patients avoid sun exposure to protect the new layer of skin. The skin will look soft and smooth with a visible decrease in irregularities.

Expected Cost

Dermabrasion and dermaplaning treatment costs vary depending on the number of spots and range of skin treated. Treatments average from $100 for smaller areas of skin and could increase to as much as $3,000 for full coverage. 

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Average Cost  
$100 - $3,000
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
30 Minutes - 2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
May Require Multiple Sessions
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Dermabrasion FAQ's

Best Candidates?

Men and women of all ages can benefit from dermabrasion and dermaplaning. Individuals who have fine wrinkles, uneven skin tone and moderate scarring from acne or mole removal may use this technique to achieve a smooth appearance. This procedure may not be recommended for patients who:

  • Have darker skin - dark complexions may become permanently lightened or discolored with this treatment
  • Are prone to skin rashes and skin irritations
  • Have frequent flare-ups of fever blisters or cold sores
  • Have freckles but do not want them removed
  • Have recently had a chemical peel

Does it Remove Freckles?

Dermabrasion is beneficial in removing age spots and sun spots, but is not recommended to remove freckles. There are other targeted technologies that can remove freckles. This may include a specific type of chemical peel or a laser treatment. 

Dermabrasion or Chemical Peel?

When choosing between these procedures, it is important to remember one uses surgical tools and the other does not. However, both are minimally invasive and create visible results. Patients who wish to improve the surface of the skin may choose a peel. Those who wish to use a stronger method and go beyond the skin’s surface to remove scars, aging spots, etc. may prefer dermabrasion.

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