If acne scars, sun damage, age spots, and other skin issues have you concerned about your complexion, dermabrasion may be the answer.

Our plastic surgeons and clinical skin care therapist offer advanced dermabrasion at The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, NS.

Explore how this virtually painless skin resurfacing procedure can rejuvenate your facial skin.

Tell Me About Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a skin care treatment designed to reduce signs of aging, acne, scars, unwanted hair, and environmental damage on your facial skin. The treatment involves applying a motorized device with an abrasive surface to your face to remove the outer layer of skin.

In a way, your surgeon is "sanding" your skin, which is why dermabrasion is often called skin resurfacing. As the outer, or surface layer, of new skin begins to heal and grow back, it is usually much smoother and shows fewer dermatological flaws than before the procedure.

Both women and men seeking a smoother, more youthful-looking facial appearance can receive dermabrasion treatments from our clinical skin care therapist and board-certified plastic surgeons at The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, NS.


Can Improve Many Facial Skin Issues

Our faces are exposed daily to age-accelerating factors like air pollution, UV rays from the sun, and secondhand smoke. Acne or injuries may have left scars on your skin as well. Fortunately, Dr. Bendor-SamuelDr. Boileau, and Tricia Dauphinee-Bishop offer dermabrasion at our Halifax plastic surgery office to address issues like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Scars from injuries or surgeries
  • Scars caused by acne
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Rough skin
  • Unwanted hair
  • Superficial growths
  • Pre-cancerous patches

Want Smoother, More Youthful-Looking Skin? Contact Us for an Appointment Today

When it comes to skin treatments, selecting the right team is incredibly important. In addition to providing the latest, safest, and most effective skin care treatments available, our highly skilled doctors and clinical skin care therapist can help you achieve an enhanced appearance and boosted self-esteem.

Our team has helped many patients from Halifax, Prince Edward Island, and throughout Canada achieve improved complexions and reduced signs of aging through dermabrasion. Our job is to help you look and feel your best—and we love what we do. If you want smoother, more youthful facial skin, contact our Halifax, NS, office today using our form or by giving us a call at:

(902) 492-2007

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5-Star Reviews for Our Halifax, NS, Practice


Amelia Dicaire


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I had a great experience at The Landings Surgical Centre. Dr. Bendor-Samuel and his surgical team were excellent. Everyone I met was kind, professional, and caring. I felt well cared for and I’m thrilled with the results.

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D Humphreys


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I had an excellent experience with Dr Samuel Bender and the whole staff at the Landings!

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5 Reasons to Choose Us for Dermabrasion Treatment

Number 1


Our team has over 75 years of combined experience performing advanced, effective skin treatments such as dermabrasion. We've helped many patients in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and beyond rejuvenate their appearance. 

Number 2

Board Certification

Our doctors received years of specialized plastic surgery education and training. This enabled them to pass an extremely difficult exam given by a distinguished medical board. Certified surgeons are considered to be at the top of their profession. They bring this level of dedication to each procedure.

Number 3

Advanced Technology and Care

Our Halifax, NS, plastic surgery office uses the latest medical technology combined with exceptional patient care. The Landings Surgical Centre is the first of its kind in the Maritime provinces.

Number 4

Prestigious Affiliations

Both of our surgeons are affiliated with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Number 5

Financing Options

Don't put off looking and feeling your best due to budgetary worries. We offer affordable financing options to help make the cost of your dermabrasion more manageable.

Is Dermabrasion
for Everyone?


Our plastic surgeons may not recommend this procedure for patients with darker skin, as it can cause discoloration as new skin grows back. Patients with fair skin are the best candidates for this treatment.

The Dermabrasion Procedure What to Expect During Your Appointment

If your surgeon determines that dermabrasion is an effective way to reduce the appearance of acne scars, aging, sun damage, scars, or other skin flaws, your procedure will involve:

Dermabrasion can take a few minutes to an hour to complete, depending on your skin concerns.
Dermabrasion can take a few minutes to an hour to complete, depending on your skin concerns.


The affected areas will be cleaned and marked for treatment by your surgeon.

Local Anesthetic

Your skin will be numbed with a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable. For deep treatment, or if your entire face is being treated, general anesthesia may be administered so you can sleep through the procedure. We can safely provide anesthesia in our surgical centre.


One small area at a time will be treated with our dermabrasion tool, reducing the effects of acne, sun exposure, and more. A freezing spray may be applied to your skin first, after which, the device will be used to remove the top layers of skin.


Following treatment, gauze will be applied to stop any bleeding, and the area will be covered with a moist, clean dressing or ointment.


You'll be given a detailed set of instructions and everything you'll need to heal properly so you can make the most of your results.

Side Effects and Recovery

Scarring, swelling, redness, itching, increased sensitivity to sunlight, tiny cysts (known as milia), and changes in skin color are possible side effects.

However, our highly skilled surgeons and clinical skin care therapist take every precaution to avoid these risks, and many are only temporary. After dermabrasion, it will take about 7-14 days to resume normal activities. Avoid swimming in chlorinated water and playing strenuous sports to protect your skin as it heals.

It's best to stay out of the sun for a few weeks, even after any lingering pinkness has faded. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when outdoors and a wide-brimmed hat for extra protection.

Don't take ibuprofen or aspirin for a week or drink alcohol for 48 hours following your procedure. If you are a smoker, you are advised to stop immediately, since nicotine can accelerate the development of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Tobacco can also inhibit healing after dermabrasion.

Combining Dermabrasion and Facelift Surgery

Patients who wish to achieve more extensive results can combine dermabrasion with facelift surgery. Based on their years of knowledge and expertise, Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau have discovered that combining dermabrasion with facelift surgery can provide a 60 percent improvement in wrinkles, scarring, and age spots. During a consultation, your doctor can determine which procedure or combination of procedures can provide the results you desire.

Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion

While dermabrasion uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges to remove the uneven outermost layer of skin, microdermabrasion uses a stream of air that contains thousands of small particles.

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are similar procedures that reduce the appearance of scarring, acne, wrinkles, and more. However, dermabrasion removes more layers of skin than microdermabrasion, and therefore can be a more effective treatment than microdermabrasion. Our plastic surgeons and clinical skin care therapist will help you explore your options and determine the best treatment for your goals.

More High Praise for Our Practice and Surgeons


Sandra Leaman


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Dr. Bendor-Samuel was nothing but the most professional, compassionate, caring Dr, I felt comfortable and at ease about the procedures which helped with the whole process. The staff at the front desk were always more than helpful to answer questions both pre and post op. I would definitely recommend Landings Surgical to anyone!

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Laura Pitts


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So beyond happy with my experience here. Dr. Bendor-Samuel and his staff (especially Mary, one of the nurses) were absolutely amazing throughout my entire surgical journey. I highly recommend!

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The Landings Surgical Centre

Our surgeons have the training and expertise to provide the beautiful results you deserve. Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau are members of several esteemed organizations, such as:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association

Schedule a consultation online or call us at (902) 492-2007 to learn more. Our Halifax practice provides convenient care for patients from Prince Edward Island and nearby areas.

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"Our doctors and staff are professional, friendly, calm and courteous. They have an excellent rapport with each other and work very much as a team." Beth Macourt

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