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Blemish Scars

New York NY Facial Plastic Surgeon for Scars

Most teens and adolescents suffer through normal acne breakouts, some of which leave scars if severe blemishes were a problem. Adults who deal with acne often find that they feel self-conscious and that it tends to hamper their personal and professional lives. However, some people continue to deal with the aftermath of acne, despite the healing of their blemished skin. Scars are evidence left behind of trauma to the skin. While there can be some “cool” scars with great stories behind them, acne scars are not ones that anyone wants to remember or be remembered for.

Dermabrasion is an excellent non-invasive treatment that can help patients successfully lessen the appearance of blemish scars. Dermabrasion is a procedure that unveils softer, healthier skin by removing damaged cells on the top layer of the skin. This skin procedure is an excellent choice for both male and female patients, and it can be used to treat small, medium, and large skin surface areas.

Dermabrasion uses a diamond wheel with rough edges to damage the upper layers of the skin. This may seem counterproductive, the procedure actually wounds the skin in order to promote new skin cells to replace the damaged skin. The depth and severity of acne scars will determine how coarse the diamond wheel is, how fast it spins, how much pressure is applied to the skin, and for how long the procedure will be performed.

Throughout the procedure, patient comfort is always a priority. The areas of the skin that are going to be treated will be treated with a local anesthetic to numb the skin. Ice packs are also placed on the skin for up to 30 minutes in order to firm up the skin. Small areas are treated at a time using a rotating diamond wheel to move over the skin and take off the top layers of skin. Gauze is used to stop any bleeding, and the area is covered with an ointment and clean dressing.

The healing process after dermabrasion depends on the size and depth of the area that was treated. In most cases, a week’s time will pass as the skin grows back. The new skin will be pink to reddish, but will fade within a few weeks. Once the skin heals, blemish scars will be much less noticeable and the facial skin will have a smoother, healthier appearance.

Contact Dr. Maurice Khosh in Manhattan today to learn more about reversing blemish scars with dermabrasion.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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