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Skin smoothing surgery - series—Indication

Skin smoothing surgery - series - Indication

Overview

Dermabrasion may be offered to patients with:

  • Facial scars from acne, accidents, and previous surgery
  • Fine facial wrinkles, such as around the mouth
  • Precancerous growths (keratoses)

Review Date 10/14/2018

Updated by: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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