I was referred to Dr. J. Schmidt by MOH’s Surgeon Dr. Chapman after he took 3 cuts to remove basal cell cancer from my left nostril. Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable and explained well the procedures he would be performing to supply a skin graft to my nostril. He performed...
Doris M. Smith
I had lower eye lid surgery by Dr. Jeff and have been very happy with the results and the look of the eyelid since the surgery. I would like to recommend him to everyone for any surgery to the face. His bedside manner is great and he is very personal....
Jay Ann Tracey, June 6 2106
Recommendation for Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt Plastic Surgeon It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt as an exceptional plastic surgeon. My wife saw Dr. Schmidt one day after having MOHs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer from the side of her nose. This procedure left her with...
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt performed reconstructive surgery on my nose in June of 2015 due to numerous basal cell carcinomas and one of which could not be closed with MOH’s procedure. It was a fairly long surgery due to the previous procedures – I found Dr. Schmidt to be very caring...
Linda Pizzuto, Elizabeth, Colorado
I found, at age 81, I was going to need reconstructive surgery on my nose due to basal cell carcinoma. My MOHS surgeon had recommended Dr. Schmidt to me. I found Dr. Schmidt to be very professional and knowledgeable. His resume speaks volumes about him. He is passionate about his...
A pleasant experience. I had a melanoma removed from the bridge of my nose. After the removal, I had a large gaping hole in the middle of my forehead. That was when I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt and his staff. His medical office is very pleasant, good music,...
Richard Stein, Centennial, Co.
I had surgery performed by Dr. Schmidt for cancer in my lower lip on the left side. He is an excellent surgeon and is very efficient. The nurse’s in the operating room are top notch. I am very pleased that I am looking as normal as I can. My wife...
Ronald S. Oolegard
What do you say about a doctor that gives you your face back? I had no nose! I had a large sore on my nose. A dermatologist took a large piece of my nose for biopsy. The results, cancer. Another dermatologist performed MOHS surgery. What that means is they keep...
Dr. Schmidt, This kind, friendly and very professional Doctor gets my vote for all anyone would look for in a Doctor. I am almost disappointed to be finished for now but would always hurry back if necessary.
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt is truly a remarkable doctor that knows exactly how to take care of his patients from start to finish! When I first met Dr.Schmidt he explained all my symptoms and procedures we would have to treat with thorough and kindness, adding extra comfort which was well needed.
Peter M., Colorado
Had skin cancer on my nose which was removed from another Dr. and after 3 surgeries my nose still was lopsided...he fixed it with what little he had to work with and looks considerably better. At least I can breathe again! He is very professional, staff is friendly and very...
Dr. Schmidt is an excellent surgeon with high aspirations. He successfully repaired my very large facial wound from a melanoma excision. He was resourceful, diligent and persistent; resulting in an amazing surgical outcome. During all visits he was kind, courteous, confident, and complementary.
Dorothy D., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is the best! He is patient and thorough. Answers all questions and concerns and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He made something that I've been insecure about for years, look absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Lauren G., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant, as is his staff. The reconstructive surgery following my melanoma removal surpassed all expectations. I highly recommend him.
John D., Colorado
My family and I are so appreciative of the incredible level of care and personal attention that Dr. Schmidt showed. His dedication to his patient was at a degree that rarely gets seen in today’s society. Dr. Schmidt truly embodies what every medical professional should strive to be.
Wendy R., Alabama
I am so thankful that Dr. Schmidt was on site in the ER upon my arrival and took the time to meticulously repair my full thickness facial lacerations. I have to say that, unless I point out my facial injury, people say “if you had not mentioned it, I never...
Jim T., Anesthetist, Nebraska
Dr. Schmidt did a procedure on my face and not only did an expert job, but followed it with superb aftercare. His background has involved re-building faces after traumas (i.e. disease, accident, birth defects). He truly loves his mission, and I would entrust him with any procedure that he may...
Andrea S., Florida
Dr. Schmidt is a talented and capable doctor; I allowed him to work on both myself and my husband and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Loretta H., Alabama
Dr. Schmidt is the most caring, thorough and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He is there to make sure your outcome is the very best and that you are happy with the results...my look is a very natural one leaving no one to suspect that surgery was performed.
The skin is a very complex organ that is subject to much abuse. In addition to the genetic component, many environmental factors can impact the quality of the skin. For example, as your skin is exposed to greater degrees of ultraviolet radiation, you are more likely to get pigment irregularities, skin cancer, and wrinkles. Smoking cigarettes also has a profound aging effect on the skin. Smooth skin is one of the most recognizable and sought-after markers of youth. Unfortunately, no matter how healthy you are or how young you feel, wrinkles can still show up and undercut your self-image. Dermabrasion, also known as skin resurfacing, is a technique that rejuvenates the skin by harnessing the body’s natural healing process. Wrinkled, scarred and uneven tissue is removed, creating an opportunity for healthy, smooth skin to regrow in its place.
Dermabrasion is an especially appealing solution for patients who desire a rejuvenated appearance to their face and skin, but do not require the underlying muscle and tissue repositioning that is commonly performed with a facelift. Dr. Schmidt works personally with each patient to determine what methods will produce the most natural, successful results.
Who is a candidate for dermabrasion?
Patients who are experiencing any of the following can receive this cosmetic facial treatment:
Facial lines and wrinkles
Acne scars, facial scars or other blemishes
Uneven pigmentation in the skin
Rough or uneven skin texture
Bulbous swelling and redness of the nose (rhinophyma)
Removal of precancerous skin patches
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The first step in the procedure is to treat the wrinkled or damaged skin by using a rapidly rotating rubbing tool to evenly scrape away the outer layers of the skin.
Once this tissue has been scraped away, the top layers of skin can grow back over a smooth surface. Healthy, even tissue will take the place of the damaged or wrinkled tissue that was there before.
Through this process, dermabrasion jumpstarts the growth of your own skin tissue to restore the face you once saw in the mirror.
Treatment is minorly invasive and conducted under a twilight anesthesia. The timeframe for the procedure depends on the patient and the areas to be treated but typically lasts 90 minutes.
Results and recovery
The results are not immediate, as the skin needs time to regrow over the treated areas. Patients can expect redness and swelling immediately after the procedure. Dr. Schmidt may prescribe medication to help manage any aching or pain that results.
The typical recovery time for a dermabrasion is 10-14 days. During the first week, new layers of fresh skin will grow over the treated areas. Some patients may experience residual redness for the first few weeks after the procedure. The specific recovery process and timeframe differ from patient to patient. Dr. Schmidt provides personalized aftercare instructions to help each patient heal efficiently and successfully.
How is dermabrasion different than a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing?
There is a myriad of skin resurfacing options. The main categories include chemical peels, dermabrasion, and lasers. These options range quite a bit in terms of the level of aggressiveness. On the mild end of the scale, you find superficial chemical peels and microdermabrasion. These remove the very surface dead skin cells that have yet to be shed from the body. This gives the skin a brightened appearance, but it does nothing for wrinkles or age spots. A medium depth peel, light dermabrasion, or gentle laser treatment can result in mild to moderate improvement in wrinkles and abnormal pigmentation as well as skin tightening. The deep chemical peels and laser treatments can result in profound improvements in skin quality and texture. Not only do these treatments target the wrinkled portion of the skin, but they also stimulate collagen (skin plumping protein) to regrow and help fill in any residual wrinkles weeks to months after the procedure. Dr. Schmidt utilizes some of these skin resurfacing techniques mentioned and will recommend a procedure tailored to your face and concerns because no two faces are exactly the same.
To learn if dermabrasion is the optimal option for treating your skin concerns, please contact us to schedule a consultation with our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt.
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With over 10 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.