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July 1957

A New Instrument for Dermabrasion

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(1):104. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550190108020
Abstract

A handy tool for dermabrasion is the illustrated pin-vise which receives variously sized and shaped burs and mounted abrasive points at each end. These burs and points can be changed conveniently, depending upon the amount, type, depth, and location of the scars. The tool is inexpensive and can be purchased at most large stores dealing in mechanical equipment.

It is particularly useful for small areas and inaccessible pits about the eyes and nasal creases. Scars near the hairline or eyebrows are also handled easily as there is no danger of hair being caught up in the revolving brush of motor-driven equipment. However, it can be used to abrade the entire face, in which case one would use points and burs of larger abrasive surface. Preparation of the operative area and anesthesia are the same as when using conventional power units.

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