II. Mechanism

  1. Mechanical exfoliation of superficial skin layers using abrasives (e.g. diamond-tipped pads)

III. Indications (same indications as for Chemical Peels)

  1. Benign epidermal pigmentation
  2. Rough skin
  3. Acne
  4. Superficial acne scars

IV. Dosing

  1. Course of 6 treatments every 2-4 weeks with maintenance treatments every 1-3 months

V. Efficacy

  1. Results are temporary

VI. Advantages

  1. Safe for all skin types

VII. Disadvantages

  1. Telangiectasias may be exacerbated
  2. Low efficacy for a single treatment

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Ontology: Dermabrasion (C0011593)

Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) A type of surgery used to make the skin smooth and to improve the way deep scars, pits, and wrinkles look. After numbing the skin, a doctor removes the top layer of skin using sandpaper or a brush or burr (small file) that spins at a high speed.
Definition (MSH) The mechanical planing of the SKIN with sand paper, emery paper, or wire brushes, to promote reepithelialization and smoothing of skin disfigured by ACNE scars or dermal NEVI.
Concepts Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
MSH D003869
ICD9 86.25
SnomedCT 37236007
CPT 15783, 15782, 1003485
English Dermabrasions, integumentary procedures abrasion, dermabrasion (treatment), dermabrasion, integumentary abrasion, abrasion skin, dermabrasions, skin abrasion, Dermabrasion procedure, Removal of superficial layer of skin by dermabrasion, Abrasion of skin, Sandpapering of skin, Planing of skin, Dermabrasion of skin, Dermabrasion (procedure), Dermabrasion, NOS, Skin abrasion, Dermabrasion
Italian Dermoabrasione, Abrasione cutanea, Dermabrasione
Dutch huidabrasie, geschaafde huid, Huidabrasie, Huidabrasio
German Hautabschuerfung, Dermabrasion, Hautabschliff
Portuguese Abrasão da pele, Dermoabrasão, Dermabrasão
Spanish Abrasión cutánea, Dermoabrasión, abrasión de la piel, cepillado de la piel, dermoabrasión (procedimiento), dermoabrasión, SAI, dermoabrasión, lijado de la piel, remoción de la capa superficial de la piel por dermoabrasión, Dermabrasión
Japanese 皮膚擦傷術, 皮膚擦過傷, ヒフサッカショウ, ヒフサッショウジュツ
Swedish Hudavskrapning
Czech dermabraze, Abraze kůže, Dermabraze
Finnish Ihon hionta
French Abrasion dermique, Abrasion cutanée, Abrasion de la peau, Dermabrasion
Polish Ścieranie naskórka mechaniczne, Dermabrazja
Hungarian Bő abrasio, Dermabrasio
Norwegian Dermabrasjon, Hudnedsliping, Dermabrasio