Perioral Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a mechanical form of skin resurfacing. Dermabrasion is performed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are associated with aging. Dermabrasion can be performed on the entire face or in specific regions to improve wrinkles, lines, and/or scars.

Wrinkles or lines around the mouth, sometimes known as lipstick lines or perioral rhytids, develop as early as in the 3rd decade. In addition to genetic influences, external factors such as smoking and sun exposure contribute to the deepening of these lines. Perioral dermabrasion is performed to significantly improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines that develop around your mouth.

Goal

To improve the appearance of the deep lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

The Procedure

The treatment area is mapped out to the desired area of effect. The dermabrader instrument is used to resurface the skin to the desired level of skin treatment. In addition to the immediately visible results, skin collagen remodeling is stimulated and will occur over the following 6 months.

Anesthesia

Perioral dermabrasion can be performed under local anesthesia in the comfort of our office procedure room. It is often combined with other skin resurfacing procedures or other surgical procedures.

Length Of Time

The procedure takes approximately one hour to complete. Other procedures, such as a facelift or laser skin treatment, may be combined with perioral dermabrasion, and may be recommended after a detailed consultation with Dr. Steiger.

After Procedure

When performed as an isolated procedure, you may go home after your perioral dermabrasion. You will be taught how to take care of the treated area while it is healing.

Recovery

The area around your mouth will be healing for the next 7-10 days. Most people do not complain of any pain. Detailed care instruction will be givent to you by our caring staff. Following Dr. Steiger’s instructions will help assure the best possible recovery and results.

 
 
Dr. Jacob D Steiger MD is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He practices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.