Dermabrasion/surgical scraping is a cosmetic procedure to improve the skin by removing the top layer of the blemished skin. Acne scars from the adolescence period is a major problem for many people. Dermabrasion can be used to remove these scars. Basically, after the skin layer is removed, the skin is wounded or injured. A new, fresher and cleaner skin will grow during the healing process of this wound.
Since dermabrasion is a surgical procedure, it should be applied under an anaesthesia/sedation method preferred by the physician. Depending on the size of the dermabrasion area, local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia can be used. The anaesthesia method is a factor affecting the hospitalization period of the patient. While patients receiving local anaesthesia can be discharged on the same day, those that undergone general anaesthesia should stay in the hospital at least for one day. Healing process after a dermabrasion procedure is very important. This process can last for one week and the skin returns to its normal look after a couple of weeks.