Dermabrasion, also known as skin resurfacing assists in the removal of skin irregularities, allowing the skin to have a smoother appearance. The skin is actually refinished by a method of controlled scraping of the top layers of the skin. This method is used to eradicate fine facial lines including those around the mouth, to remove pre-cancerous growths such as keratoses, and to treat scarring from acne. Dermabrasion can be completed at the same time you have other cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures and treatments and may be limited to small areas of your face or on the entire facial area.