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What is the difference between dermabrasion and dermaplaning?

While dermabrasion is ideal for superficial imperfections such as wrinkles, pigmentation, and scar tissue, dermaplaning is most effective in treating deep acne scars. Both procedures can help improve your overall skin condition by promoting a more even tone and texture, thus restoring the skin’s natural glow and suppleness.

Why should I undergo this procedure?

The skin naturally loses its youthful vibrancy and elasticity as we age. This process of skin deterioration can start as early as puberty, which is usually when acne and other skin issues present themselves. Dermabrasion and dermaplaning can provide an effective, long-lasting solution to skin problems that cannot be addressed by your everyday skincare routine or topical peeling solutions.

What areas can these solutions effectively address?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin discolorations
  • Tattoos
  • Various types of scars
  • Excessive redness and bumpiness of the nose (rhinophyma)
  • Precancerous growths

Why choose Dr. Sedgh in West Hollywood for dermabrasion or dermaplaning?

Performing non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion or dermaplaning requires medical knowledge and surgical precision to ensure consistent and satisfactory results. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Jacob Sedgh delivers the highest level of care and expertise to all his patients. His top-level training and experience allow him to provide you with tailored treatments that are designed to resolve your unique skin concerns.

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How do I learn more about these procedures?

The initial consultation is an essential step for successful treatment. As with all his patients, Dr. Sedgh will take the time to meet you and interview you about your motivations for the procedure. He will take the time to determine your specific skin restoration goals.

He will also perform an in-depth evaluation of your skin concerns, including the following:

  • Thorough physical evaluation
  • Assessment of medical history and other relevant lifestyle factors
  • Investigation of other factors that may affect the outcome of the procedure
  • Discussion on the proposed cosmetic procedure

Is dermabrasion or dermaplaning painful?

Skin resurfacing procedures involve controlled damage to the skin. The process could involve discomfort, which is why the procedures might be performed under local anesthesia. In some cases, a freezing spray may also be used to thoroughly numb the area and ensure your comfort. The anesthetic to be used will depend on the extent of skin resurfacing needed to achieve the desired results. For more severe cases, general anesthesia may be used to allow you to sleep through the procedure without experiencing any pain or discomfort.

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What can I expect during these two procedures?

Dermabrasion is performed by carefully scraping the outer layers of the skin where the imperfections—scars, fine lines, or skin pigmentation—are located until optimum resurfacing is achieved.

Dermaplaning involves the skimming or shaving of skin that surrounds the acne scars using an oscillating blade or scalpel. Layers of skin will be removed until the doctor reaches the lowest point of the scar and achieves a more even surface around the area.

How should I care for my skin after treatment?

After a dermaplaning or dermabrasion treatment, your skin will need time to heal and recover. Be careful to treat your skin gently. You shouldn’t use anything but your hands to cleanse your face the first few days post-treatment. Your skin will be extremely sensitive to the sun’s harsh rays. Be sure to always apply a good UV sunscreen every day to protect your new and rejuvenated look.


Will there be any bandages after treatment?

Once the resurfacing procedure is complete, the skin may be treated with a wet or waxy dressing, a topical ointment, or a dry treatment.

How long do these procedures last?

These procedures usually last anywhere between a few minutes to two hours, at the most.

Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish

When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.

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