What Can Perioral Dermabrasion Achieve?

As the years go by, fine lines and more pronounced wrinkles can develop around the mouth. These are known as perioral wrinkles and they occur when the plumpness of youthful skin subsides, and the effects of smoking, sun exposure, and environmental factors become evident. Perioral dermabrasion can accomplish excellent skin resurfacing results, creating a smoother and more refreshed appearance around the mouth and lower face.

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How Does Perioral Dermabrasion Work?

Perioral dermabrasion uses a high speed dermabrader, which is a rotating diamond tipped tool that removes the outer layers of skin. This process stimulates new collagen production, and as the dermal tissues heal, your skin will become thicker and appear more youthful. The result is greatly reduced fine lines that lead to lipstick bleeds and rejuvenation of the entire area around the lips. Perioral dermabrasion is preferred by some patients who may be at risk of hyperpigmentation with laser resurfacing.

Procedure Details

Dermabrasion is performed in the operating room and usually requires sedation anesthesia. Before treatment, you may be prescribed antiviral medication. The top layers of skin will carefully and precisely be removed in order to create smoother skin. The treatment takes less than an hour and may be performed concurrently with other aesthetic procedures such as a facelift or neck lift. 

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Recovery and Results

After perioral dermabrasion is performed, you’ll be able to go home following your procedure. Dr. Hutchinson will provide you with detailed instructions on taking care of the treated area. 

Recovery will take 7-10 days. During this time, your skin will be red, swollen, and may feel tender. Some patients may notice residual redness for 1-2 weeks and results will often be finalized at 6-8 weeks. (New collagen production will continue over the course of six months.)

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Who is a Candidate for Perioral Dermabrasion?

The best candidates for perioral dermabrasion are those who:

  • Are bothered by lines and wrinkles around their mouth and lips
  • Have vertical lines around their lips
  • Have age spots around their mouth
  • Have shallow scarring around their lips and mouth

Why Choose Dr. Hutchinson?

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a Fellowship trained, board certified aesthetic surgeon who has been delivering exceptional results to her patients for over 20 years. When you entrust her to perform dermabrasion, you can be certain that you’re in excellent hands. Dr. Hutchinson abides by the highest standards of quality and safety. She provides concierge services, personalized attention and discretion, and an atmosphere where patients feel relaxed and at ease. As a detail-oriented, caring surgeon, she runs her Manhattan practice with trustworthiness, honesty, knowledge, experience, skill, and excellent judgment. If you are interested in facial rejuvenation with perioral dermabrasion, contact us online or call (212) 452-1400 to book an appointment with Dr. Hutchinson.

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