Procedures for Men

Dead Skin Removal (Abrasive)

Dermabrasion is a cosmetic medical procedure in which the surface of the epidermis of the skin is removed by abrasion to reveal a new layer of remodeled skin to achieve a smoother and refreshed facial appearance.

The dermabrasion surgery can take up to an hour with local anesthetic and sedation. Dermabrasion helps to “refinish” the skin’s top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping, giving the skin a smoother appearance. Dermabrasion can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face, alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a face lift, scar removal or revision, or a chemical peel.

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Surgeon Fees

As surgeon fees vary, you will need to speak with you surgeon to determine his/her costs.


Immediately after the dermabrasion procedure your face will be red and swollen and you will feel some tingling, burning, or aching.

Eating and talking will be difficult. A scab or crust will form over the treated area as it begins to heal and this will fall off as a new layer of tighter, pinker skin forms underneath. Your face may itch as the new skin begins to grow. The pinkness will take about three months to fully fade.

Dermabrasion recovery times are normally around two weeks. You should be able to go back to work two to three weeks after your dermabrasion treatment. Strenuous activities may need to be postponed for four to six weeks. Wearing sunscreen when outside for at least six months is recommended.


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At a Glance
1 to 2 hours

General Anesthesia

In/Out Patient:  
Out Patient

2 weeks or more

Duration of Results:  
Yearly repeat treatments may be needed


Dermabrasion results are usually immediate and noticeable. Most patients experience dramatic improvements in the color, tone, and texture of treated areas.

Over the course of a full set of treatments, the body will produce new layers of skin containing higher levels of elastin and collagen. This, in turn, improves the complexion and gives the skin a more radiant, vibrant glow.