Dermabrasion in Philadelphia Dr. Lohner offers patients from Bryn Mawr, Main Line, Rosemont, Philadelphia, and other cities throughout Pennsylvania for dermabrasion. What is Dermabrasion? Dermabrasion is a surgical techniques designed to smooth the top layers of skin, providing a refinished cosmetic appearance. Dermabrasion can improve skin that has been scarred in accidents or previous surgeries. Depending on the level of scarring and how many areas require work, this procedure can take place in one stage or over the course of multiple visits. How Is This Technique Performed? During dermabrasion, Dr. Lohner will scrape away the surface layer of skin and continue until reaching a point where the scar is hardly visible. What Are the Benefits of Dermabrasion? The procedure can be performed quickly and usually take minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the area(s) that require treatment. These actions can enhance both one’s outward appearance and confidence, but it should be noted that scarring cannot be entirely removed. What Are the Side Effects of This Procedures? While dermabrasion is safe for those of all ages and genders, those with darker skin types can have complexions permanently discolored or blotchy following treatment. Those who suffer from allergic reactions, cold sores, or other skin conditions may experience a flare-up, while freckles may never again appear in the area being treated. Dr. Lohner will consult with you to determine whether these skin-refinishing techniques are right for you.