Dermabrasion and its close relative Microdermabrasion are common cosmetic skin treatments used to diminish the appearance of scars, acne scarring, facial spots, wrinkles, or tattoos. Dermabrasion may also be used to remove pre-cancerous cells on the face. The procedure has been around for over 100 years, but has been improved tremendously over the last 20 years. Through a careful method of surgical scraping, the outer layers of skin are removed, resulting in new, smoother skin after a brief period of healing. It may be performed on the entire face or only to specific problem areas. In some cases, a second treatment may be required for best results. Some conditions that can not be corrected with dermabrasion are moles, dark birthmarks, or burn scars. If you have a dark complexion, black or Asian skin, active acne, or extremely sensitive skin, you also may not be a good candidate for this treatment.Request a Consultation
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John W. Decorato, M.D. began his private practice in Plastic Surgery in 1993. He completed residency training in Plastic Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Decorato is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons to perform aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Decorato is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
For the convenience and privacy of his patients, Dr. Decorato offers an ambulatory surgery center on Staten Island. He is also affiliated with several New York area hospitals, including Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center
Your choice of plastic surgeons is essential to a successful and gratifying result. This decision should be based upon the development of a comfortable professional relationship with your surgeon. Dr. Decorato believes that a well-informed patient, who can actively participate in the discussion about the desired procedure, is a fundamental element of a successful outcome.
Please review the information provided in this website regarding plastic surgery treatments you may find beneficial. Dr. Decorato is available to answer your questions about specific procedures by e-mail or a personalized consultation.