Dermabrasion and Management of Donor Sites

  • K. N. Dolynchuk


Since the 1940s dermabrasion has been used the world over for various pathological conditions as well as cosmetic rhytid removal by dermatologists and plastic surgeons [1]. However, since the 1980s the risk of blood-borne pathogens has reduced the popularity of dermabrasion. Since then, a resurgence in the approach to skin pathology has appeared anew with the advent of microdermabrasion and ancillary techniques such as laser ablation [1–3]. This chapter will highlight the clinical aspects of the dermabrasion techniques and management of the acute wounds resulting from them. Since skin graft donor sites are similar in nature to dermablated wounds, they are covered here as well.The surgical techniques for each will be discussed.


Herpes Zoster Actinic Keratosis Acne Rosacea Acne Scar Gentian Violet 
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