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The Sunset Difference: Dermabrasion

Perioral dermabrasion at Los Angeles’ Sunset Cosmetic Surgery helps “refinish” the skin’s top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping, giving the skin a smoother appearance.

Dermabrasion is most often used to smooth out fine facial wrinkles, such as those around the mouth. It can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as face-lift or chemical peel.

Typical Recovery Time

Your new skin will be a bit swollen, sensitive, and bright pink for several weeks. You can slowly resume most of your usual activities during this time and can expect to be back at work in about two weeks. More active sports, especially ball sports or those where you may get hit in the face, should be avoided for four to six weeks. Swimmers need to stick to indoor venues to avoid sun and wind, and keep their face out of chlorinated water for at least a month. The most important thing to remember after dermabrasion is to protect your skin from the sun.

Please note that all Before and After photographs shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak or Dr. Yamini who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee outcomes, and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgical or non-surgical procedure.