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Dermabrasion


Bogdan Allemann, I; Hafner, J (2012). Dermabrasion. In: Nouri, K. Dermatologic Surgery - Step by Step. Wiley-Blackwell, 207-211.

Abstract

Dermabrasion is an old surgical technique which peaked in popularity in the 1950s. Recently, dermabrasion has lost some popularity due to significant advances in laser technology, especially the development of, first, ablative lasers and, recently, fractional laser technology. Dermabrasion is a resurfacing procedure that removes the entire epidermis and parts of the upper to mid-dermis. The healing process leads to new collagen formation and hence to a smoother surface. It was developed to treat acne scars, but has since been used to treat a great variety of conditions. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that requires training by an experienced dermatological or plastic surgeon. In trained hands, dermabrasion is a very effective treatment; however, it is associated with a considerable downtime and potential side effects. This chapter will elucidate the techniques, indications, preoperative care, step-by-step surgical technique, postoperative care, and, finally, potential complications and their prevention.

Abstract

Dermabrasion is an old surgical technique which peaked in popularity in the 1950s. Recently, dermabrasion has lost some popularity due to significant advances in laser technology, especially the development of, first, ablative lasers and, recently, fractional laser technology. Dermabrasion is a resurfacing procedure that removes the entire epidermis and parts of the upper to mid-dermis. The healing process leads to new collagen formation and hence to a smoother surface. It was developed to treat acne scars, but has since been used to treat a great variety of conditions. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that requires training by an experienced dermatological or plastic surgeon. In trained hands, dermabrasion is a very effective treatment; however, it is associated with a considerable downtime and potential side effects. This chapter will elucidate the techniques, indications, preoperative care, step-by-step surgical technique, postoperative care, and, finally, potential complications and their prevention.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:08 Mar 2013 07:43
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 20:25
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Series Name:Dermatologic Surgery
ISSN:1076-0512
ISBN:978-1-4443-3067-0
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118412633.ch27

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