Dermabrasion & Scar Revision Procedures

(Fat Transfer)


Dr Jesse Kenton-Smith Plastic Surgeon

Dermabrasion is used for scar revision and also for resurfacing skin, particularly around the mouth. The technique is often used as an adjunct to a face lift, but can be used on its own or in conjunction with the use of fillers, eg Restylane, or fat grafting.

The top layers of skin are carefully removed by sanding, usually with a diamond burr. This produces an open wound which is dressed and allowed to heal. Healing normally occurs in seven days. This rejuvenates the skin in the region that is treated and physically smoothes the wrinkles. The area may be temporarily red after treatment, but this can easily be disguised with foundation as it settles.

The price of dermabrasion directly relates to the extent of dermabrasion being carried out. An exact price guide will be calculated after your consultation with Dr Kenton-Smith.

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Dr. Kenton-Smith

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Kenton Smith is a qualified plastic surgeon now focusing entirely on his private practice and serving on The Board of The College of Surgeons. His accredited day surgery in Merivale, Christchurch offers a range of plastic and reconstructive surgeries, tailored for his patients, with a focus on best possible care and outcomes.

Dr. Kate Matthews

Cosmetic Physician and GP
Dr Kate Matthews is both a family GP and an Appearance Medicine Physician. Dr Matthews is one of the few GPs in New Zealand who works closely with a Plastic Surgeon. Dr Kenton-Smith and Dr Matthews often work together to maximize aesthetic results, using a range of Botox, cosmetic fillers and cosmecuetical skin care.

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Nautilus House, Level 2, 146 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central, 8013, New Zealand