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.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
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
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.