Dermabrasion is an exfoliating procedure usually performed on the face. It removes the outer layers of skin to treat age spots, sun damage, fine lines, acne scars and uneven skin tone to provide a more youthful appearance. The doctor numbs the skin and then pulls the skin tight. A device with a motorized handle is moved across the skin. The outermost layers of skin are scraped away by the burr containing diamond particles or rough wire brush attached to the handle. The scraping continues until the newer skin is visible. Once the procedure is finished, the treated area is covered with a moist dressing to protect the area.