Microneedling & Microdermabrasion
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two cosmetic procedures which can revitalize your skin, and give you a youthful, glowing appearance. They are non-invasive treatments which can also address skin imperfections like age spots, minor scars, and fine wrinkles. During the dermabrasion procedure, the plastic surgeon uses a special instrument to “sand” your skin. During the microdermabrasion procedure, small exfoliating crystals are used to eliminate dull skin, age and brown spots.
Benefits of Dermabrasion & Microdermabrasion
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion can successfully treat the irregularities and imperfections of the skin. Here are some well-known benefits of these cosmetic procedures:
- Flattening out elevated or depressing scars
- Creating healthier, younger, and more attractive new skin
- The blood circulation in the treated skin will be improved, resulting in a rosy glow
- Reducing deeply pitted scars and acne scars
- Increased confidence and self esteem
About The Procedure
During the microdermabrasion treatments, the surgeon will use a handheld, small device to spray tiny crystals on the patient’s skin. The crystals exfoliate dead skin cells and remove dust, dirt, and debris. A new skin layer will grow into place. The new skin cells will be healthier and without flaws like discoloration.
The dermabrasion procedure usually takes 1 hour to complete. The surgeon will discuss with the patient which type of anesthesia is most suitable. Before the procedure, patients should thoroughly wash the area receiving the dermabrasion with soap and water. After the dermabrasion procedure, the surgeon will apply a thin layer of antibiotic cream on the treated skin area.
Dermabrasion & Microdermabrasion | FAQ
What should I expect after the procedure?
In the first 48 hours, patients can eat, shower and resume normal activities. Sun exposure should be avoided. The patient needs to keep his head elevated during this timeframe. Reapplying antibiotic cream might be required.
When will I be able to go back to work or resume normal activities?
Patients can safely return to work in 10 to 14 days after the procedure. They usually experience minimal complications and disruptions from daily life. Physical exercises can be resumed after in 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure.
Are there any side effects related to these procedures?
Side effects are minimal after dermabrasion or microdermabrasion procedures. Some patients might experience small infections or temporary skin color changes which will go away on their own in a few days.
Are there any post-surgery care tips I should know about?
Patients are not allowed to drink alcohol 48 hours after their dermabrasion or microdermabrasion procedures. They shouldn’t take aspirin or medication which contains ibuprofen for about 7 days after the procedure. Smoking is not allowed. Moisturizers and sunscreen is recommended for microdermabrasion patients.
Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Dermabrasion & Microdermabrasion Expert
During your consultation with Dr. Fischer, your valid concerns about these procedures will be addressed. He will also evaluate your skin and discuss with you the best treatment options. Feel free to contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fischer, a professional plastic surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic treatments.