Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure in which the dermatologist removes or “sands” the skin with a rotary abrasive instrument. This will improve the skins texture and gives it a smoother appearance. This is often used to treat scarring.
This treatment is performed in our office and topical or injectable anesthetic can be utilized if needed. The use of pain relievers and/or sedatives may be used as well. After the treatment patients will have a dressing applied and may have a few days of downtime depending on the condition/location that is being treated.
Vbeam Perfecta Laser
The Vbeam Perfecta Laser was designed to eliminate benign vascular lesions. The laser delivers a pulse of light to the skin. The light is specifically absorbed by the blood vessels in the dermis. These vessels are coagulated and then reabsorbed by the body during the natural healing process.
This laser can treat rosacea, facial veins, leg veins, scars, psoriasis, periorbital wrinkles, red birthmarks, angiomas, port wine stains, poikloderma, venous lakes, warts, and stretch marks. Anesthetic is usually not necessary.
Afterwards, the treated areas will have a distinctive purple bruising that will fade each day, but can last 7-10 days. The number of treatments needed may vary.