What is Dermabrasion?

Surgical scraping that will reduce wrinkles, scars and give skin a smoother more even finish. It is most commonly used for the face, but can be used to treat skin on the rest of the body also.

What types are available?

The tool used for this procedure it’s more invasive and will remove more layers of skin than Dermaplaning for and even smoother and even skin surface. Dermabrasion will have a longer healing time for the skin.

Using a mildly invasive tool this aims to remove the top layers of skin and smooth it around areas where the skin isn’t even. This technique removes enough skin layers that there is a noticeable reduction in scarring wrinkles and marks on the surface of the skin.

Is Dermabrasion for you?

Before choosing to have Dermabrasion, you need to consider:

  • Do you have any scarring or uneven skin?
  • Have you recently had any kind of skin infection?
  • Are you overly sensitive to the cold?
  • Do you have time to properly care for healing skin?
  • What prescriptions are you taking?

You should always speak to your surgeon about all of these things in the consultation, before going ahead with the surgery.

Typical cost of Dermabrasion

The average cost of Dermabrasion in the UK is £2,390 but can range from £100-£5000+ dependant on the size of the treatment or the type of treatment.

Risks & side effects

  • Scarring
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Infections
  • Acne or cysts
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Tissue damage

Recommended Surgeons

Best for Skin

Mr. Howard Stevens
Location: London

Dr. Nick Lowe
Location: London

Dr. Susan Mayou
Location: London

Mr. Vivek Sivarajan
Location: Clinics in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen Scotland

For information on where to find your nearest clinic & the price of treatments
Read what the NHS has to say to help you make your decision
Is cosmetic surgery for you?
Surgery advice from the British association of aesthetic plastic surgeons
Why you should use a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for your cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery checklist from the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
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