WHAT IS Microdermabrasion?
When you run your hands over your face, does your complexion feel smooth and soft or rough, like sandpaper? If your skin feels rough, this could be because the outer layer is cluttered with dead and damaged skin cells, making your complexion appear dull and uneven. At Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, PA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers a range of cosmetic services, including noninvasive skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Effective and fast, microdermabrasion removes the outer layer of dead skin cells so your complexion is healthier and brighter. This procedure can be performed alone or with a complementary cosmetic treatment, like a dermal filler or chemical peel, for more dramatic improvements. At your initial consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will develop an individualized treatment plan for your specific skin concerns and cosmetic goals.
WHAT IS DERMABRASION?
Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery also offers dermabrasion for patients seeking skin rejuvenation. Dermabrasion is more invasive than microdermabrasion as it involves the removal of the outermost layer of skin with a special device. Most patients will require local or general anesthesia, and the treatment can take anywhere from half an hour to two hours to complete. Dermabrasion may be considered for women and men who have more significant skin issues. Because dermabrasion is more invasive than microdermabrasion, it produces more dramatic results and requires a longer recovery time.
who gets microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion may minimize the appearance of surface skin blemishes, such as uneven texture, dull skin tone, fine lines, sun damage, clogged pores, and scars. It's safe and effective for people of all skin types and tones who desire clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are usually performed on the face, but it can also be great for your neck, chest, and hands. This procedure should not be done on skin that has an open wound. You may not be a candidate for microdermabrasion if you have a chronic skin condition, such as rosacea or acne.
how does it work?
Microdermabrasion is performed in our office after your one-on-one consultation with a member of our team. During the treatment, you will be asked to lie back in a comfortable chair as your skin is cleaned and prepared. The handpiece will pass over your skin as the tool both polishes and sucks up the dead skin and crystals. While the treatment may feel a little rough, it not considered uncomfortable so you shouldn't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion will be performed, evenly covering the treatment areas with extra care and sensitivity being taken around the eyes. Once the process is over, the skin will be cleaned to remove any leftover debris. Finally, we will apply a moisturizer with SPF that is selected for your skin's needs.
What to Expect with Microdermabrasion
After your treatment, you can continue your normal routine as long as you apply sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be susceptible to sun damage. Your face should feel smoother, and your tone should be brighter and more even. To prolong the benefits of your treatment, Dr. Tamburrino suggests scheduling microdermabrasion procedures once every 4 – 6 weeks. Many Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery patients feel that after microdermabrasion, their skin care products (particularly creams and lotions) absorb more easily into the skin and produce more effective results.
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Get your clearest, healthiest complexion when you receive nonsurgical microdermabrasion at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery. Schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team to find out if you're a candidate for microdermabrasion skin resurfacing or other services at our Doylestown, PA office.