scraping of the top layers of skin using
a high-speed rotary wheel. Softens sharp
edges of surface irregularities, including
acne and other scars and fine wrinkles,
especially around the mouth.
few minutes to 1 hour. May require more
than 1 session.
numbing spray, or general.
tingling, burning, itching, swelling,
redness. Lightening of treated skin. Acute
sensitivity to sun; loss of ability to
make pigment (tan).
color changes (permanent). Tiny whiteheads
(temporary); infection; scarring; flare-up
of skin allergies, fever blisters, cold
to work: 2 weeks. More strenuous activities:
4 to 6 weeks. Fading of redness: about
3 months. Return of pigmentation/sun exposure:
6 to 12 months.
although new wrinkles may form as skin