Microdermabrasion FAQs

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.

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.

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.

Microdermabrasion is typically performed in the office setting.

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.

Depending on the area being treated, microdermabrasion may take thirty minutes to an hour to perform. Multiple sessions are typically needed.

There is usually very little pain or discomfort associated with the microdermabrasion process.

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.

Work and most other normal activities can usually be resumed right after the microdermabrasion treatment.