Q-What is microdermabrasion?
A-Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic surgery procedure which gently resurfaces the facial skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, crow’s feet, acne scars and sun damage. The result is more youthful and rejuvenated look.
Q-Is microdermabrasion right for me?
A-If you are looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, sun damage, age spots and/or acne scars and are physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, then microdermabrasion may be right for you. It’s important that patients understand that perfect skin is not realistic and that, instead, the procedure will improve the skin as much as possible. Dr. Donath is happy to meet with you for a consultation to help you determine if microdermabrasion can best meet your needs.
Q-What happens at the consultation for microdermabrasion?
A-During the consultation for microdermabrasion, Dr. Donath will meet with you to examine your facial skin, discuss your goals, and take a thorough medical history. He will explain the technique, the risks and the costs and address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Q-Where is the microdermabrasion procedure performed?
A-Microdermabrasion is typically performed in the office setting.
Q-How is the microdermabrasion procedure performed?
A-For the microdermabrasion procedure, a device is passed over the treatment area. The device emits tiny crystals which remove the dead outer layer of skin through gentle abrasion.
Q-How long is the procedural time for microdermabrasion?
A-Depending on the area being treated, microdermabrasion may take thirty minutes to an hour to perform. Multiple sessions are typically needed.
Q-Does microdermabrasion involve much pain?
A-There is usually very little pain or discomfort associated with the microdermabrasion process.
Q-What is the recovery from microdermabrasion like?
A-There is little downtime or recovery from microdermabrasion. Some side effects may include a slight redness to the skin and a flushed feeling, both of which fade quickly. Patients will need to avoid sun exposure for a period of time after treatment.
Q-When will I be able to resume work after my microdermabrasion procedure?
A-Work and most other normal activities can usually be resumed right after the microdermabrasion treatment.