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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, Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau, offer advanced dermabrasion at The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, NS.

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

Dermabrasion Can Benefit Both Men and Women

Both women and men seeking a smoother, more youthful-looking facial appearance can receive dermabrasion treatments from the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, NS. If you are interested in safely reducing visible scars, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections, contact us today to schedule a dermabrasion consultation appointment at our on-site, state-of-the-art surgical facility.

Is Dermabrasion a Popular Procedure?

Tell Me about Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a skin care treatment designed to reduce signs of aging, acne, scars, 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.

Dermabrasion 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, Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau, two of the most highly regarded plastic surgeons in Canada, offer this effective skin care procedure at The Landings Surgical Centre in Halifax, NS, to address issues like these:

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

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

Selecting the right plastic surgeon is incredibly important. In addition to providing the latest, safest, and most effective skin care treatments available, our highly skilled doctors can help you achieve an enhanced appearance and boosted self-esteem.

Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau have 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 online form or by giving us a call at:

(902) 492-2007

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5-Star Reviews for Our Halifax, NS, Practice


Jacki Peters


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Had a great experience with The Landings Surgical Center. Dr Boileau was very friendly and thorough during my consult which helped put my mind at ease! When it came time for my surgery all the staff were wonderful, making me feel at ease and comfortable through the whole process! Dr. Boileau, Dr. Lancelot and my (absolutely amazing) nurse Christina were all great!

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Janelle Messer


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I am 5 days post -op, I am beyond satisfied with the service from Dr. Bendor-Samuel and his staff. From the receptionist to the nurses who stayed with me following surgery, they where so polite, helpful and knowledgeable. I could not have asked for a better experience.

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7 Reasons to Choose Us for Dermabrasion Treatment

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Our plastic surgeons have over 50 years of combined experience performing advanced, effective skin care treatments such as dermabrasion. We've helped countless patients in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, 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.

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On-Site Surgical Centre

Our Halifax practice features a private, fully-equipped, and accredited operating theatre, including a post-anesthetic care area. This saves you from going to a public hospital or outside surgical centre for your procedure.

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Advanced Technology and Care

We use the latest medical technology combined with exceptional patient care. The Landings Surgical Centre is the first of its kind in the Maritime provinces. 

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Our practice follows and stays up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 protocols.

Number 6

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 7

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. Contact our friendly staff to learn more.

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

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

Day of Procedure

First, the affected areas will be cleaned and marked for treatment by your surgeon.

Next, your skin will be numbed with a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable. For deep abrasions, or if your entire face is being treated, 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. The procedure could take just a few minutes or up to an hour depending on your individual case.
You'll be given a detailed set of instructions to take home with you, as well as any prescriptions that you'll need during healing.

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 take every precaution to avoid these risks, and many are highly treatable. After dermabrasion, it will take about seven to 14 days to resume normal activities. Avoid swimming in chlorinated water and playing strenuous sports to avoid injury.

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

Don't take ibuprofen or aspirin for a week following the procedure or drink alcohol for 48 hours. 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.

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.

More High Praise for Our Practice and Surgeons


Michaela MacLachlan


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I had a previous procedure with Dr. Bender-Samuel and was more than pleased so when I decided to enhance my lips I went to see Joanne who was amazing!!! She was honest in her assessment, answered all my questions, made me feel completely at ease and the procedure was quick, painless and I left very satisfied with the results. I would highly recomend the Landing Surgical Centre to anyone. Also praise for the front desk staff who were also very knowledgeable and friendly and provided me with great information before my visit. I couldn't be happier.

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Amanda Doyle


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As a long time patient of Dr. Bender Samuel and his nurse Joanne I can confidently say every visit has been an exceptional experience. I am a medical professional and have witnessed firsthand their professionalism and their ability to offer the most premium products available on the market and the most up to date techniques regarding facial injections. They have participated in global training offering services and education not available in other clinics in Atlantic Canada. I have referred friends, family and also medical professionals that are business clients of mine and would not hesitate to continue to do so.

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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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