Dzubow, Leonard M.
May 1994
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;May94, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p302
Academic Journal
Dermabrasion an excellent and adequate, procedure to improve acne scarring. Clearly the morphology of the scar must be defined to determine the efficacy of dermabrasion. The key to understanding the technique is a comprehension of whether dermabrasion is a mechanical or a biologic process. The logic of the mechanical approach has always been personally confusing. A wounding force, usually acne causes dermal damage at specific depth and eventuates in a scar. Therefore, a safe depth of abrasion, independent of scar depth, is defined by the healing properties of the skin. This is usually dependent on location, thickness sebaceous quality, actinic and radiation history, and age. The base of the scar, unless depression is unusually shallow, cannot be abraded.


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