Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery


Post-partum Body Restoration
· Breast Augmentation
· Abdominoplasty
· Liposuction

Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation
· Neck Lift
· Blepharoplasty
· Facial Fillers
· Botox
· Fat Transfer

Procedure: Dermabrasion - Skin Resurfacing


Our face is one of our most prominent features. It is the most expressive part of us; it helps us to convey thoughts and feelings and plays a major role in how we feel about ourselves. If scars from acne, accidents, and surgery or fine lines from aging are bothering you, dermabrasion may be the solution to a more vibrant youthful appearance.

A good candidate is:

  • A non-smoker
  • Men and women of all ages
  • Not in the active stages of acne
  • Generally in good health

Procedure description:

Dermabrasion is performed as an outpatient procedure performed under a local anesthesia. This procedure can be done fairly quickly and is often done in an hour or less. Depending on your particular situation you may require several treatments.

During your procedure, the doctor will scrape away the topmost layer of skin until he reaches the safest level that will make the wrinkles or scars appear less visible.

For additional information about the procedure, answers to any questions you might have or to discuss your particular condition, please contact Dr. Shenko to set up a consultation!

Recovery :

Following the procedure you may experience some swelling or discomfort that can be managed with medication. The swelling should diminish within a week. Your skin will be sensitive and may appear pink for several weeks following the surgery. You should be able to return to work after two weeks. You will need to avoid activities that could result in bumping your faces for a couple of weeks. You may need to refrain from more strenuous sports or activities for up to six weeks.

Dr. James M. Shenko
Dr. Richard Montilla

299 Lincoln Street
Suite 201
Worcester, MA 01605
fax: 508.852.3001

Dr. Shenko sees patients in the Leominster/Fitchburg office 4 days/month.

For an appointment please call the Worcester office.

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