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Dr. BYUN’s expertise in plastic surgery and anatomy will ensure you are getting exceptional results with his dermabrasion procedure.

Dermabrasion is a general term used to describe a procedure that Dr. BYUN and his team uses to reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles by exfoliating and removing the topmost layers of skin with a rotating facial brush. Often times Dr. BYUN and his team will pair the dermabrasion procedure with other treatments to achieve optimal results.

Dermabrasion Procedure

Dermabrasion is performed with a special hand held device known as a dermabrader. Dermabrasion helps refinish the top layers of the skin through an exfoliating process that sharpens down the edges of a surface, giving the skin a much smoother appearance. Dermabrasion can be performed in either small areas of the face or the entire face itself. In addition to giving your skin a more smooth and youthful look, it also can help reduce signs of aging, acne scars, sun spots, and wrinkles. Dermabrasion does not involve any trauma to the skin and therefore, no down time is required.

If a Deep Surgical Dermabrasion is recommended, Dr. BYUN will have you undergo general anesthesia, as this type of dermabrasion usually causes heavy discomfort.

Dermabrasion After Care

After the dermabrasion procedure is complete the skin will experience redness, and patients usually heal within 3 to 5 days. Light swelling may occur. Light skin peeling is normal. Patients may return to their normal skincare routine in 1 to 5 days, please discuss your routine with one of our knowledgeable team members.

BYUN Acne Scar Revision/Treatment

Below is an excerpt from Dr. BYUN himself. He delicately breaks down the physiology behind acne scars, and how he goes about repairing them: (Please also see his Midface Muscle repair that when paired with his “Polish & Pull” technique, achieves amazing results for acne scars)

“Acne scars can be a source of painful memories of our skin’s past. This is especially true when there are a large number of deep acne scars in multiple areas. While new treatments such as dermabrasion and lasers help in smoothing out superficial layers of the skin, I have developed proprietary techniques to help with the more difficult deeper scars.

First, I would like to provide an explanation why deep acne scars are difficult to correct. Acne scars are like volcanic eruptions where the dermis is being repeatedly irritated and damaged with the cycle of cyst becoming puss erupting out of our skin. While a regular scar may have 1 line/root holding the skin down, acne scars are more like tree roots that have spread throughout an area of the skin holding multiple areas of the superficial skin down. Without disconnecting the core scar releasing these deeper roots, you will have limited improvement.

In the case of severe acne scars, I have developed a two part procedure that first releases the underlying roots and then applying treatments that address the outer layers of the skin such as dermabrastion, dermal etching, lasers, and skin peels.

For example, the patient below is a 26 year old female who wanted to improve her complexion. She had deep acne scarring on her bilateral cheeks. By combining different treatments, I was able to significantly improve this patient’s skin.

Small scars can be released using the subcision technique. But in the case of the patient above where there are a large number of scars, she needed a skin lift that is somewhat similar to an endoscopic facelift. Her first set of procedures focused on the deeper layers of her skin, while her second set of procedures focused on smoothing out the epidermis.

Treating acne scars requires patience. Even if the patient wants a more aggressive treatment, I remind the patient that the body heals on its own timeline. For patient’s with sensitive skin, being too aggressive can cause more harm than good.”

Procedures that deal with the outer layers of the skin can range between $100 to $2,000. In cases where deeper layers of the skin are addressed, the cost can start at $7,500.

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