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J Drugs Dermatol. 2012 May;11(5):649-52.

A new simple, safe, and easy solution for upper lip dermabrasion.

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Upper lip wrinkling is a common complaint of patients seeking perioral rejuvenation. Lately, manual dermabrasion has become more popular due to its safety, minimal cost, and favorable results. In several hospitals, the ability to efficiently sterilize sand paper has been questioned.

METHODS:

Between 2007 and 2010, 29 patients underwent manual dermabrasion of the skin of the upper lip using an electric cautery scratch pad during their surgeries.

RESULTS:

The average patient was aged 60.2 years. The average healing period was 5.8 days. Patient satisfaction from the procedure ranged from very good to excellent. No serious or long lasting complications have been encountered during our follow-up period.

PMID:
22527436
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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