Hattiesburg Clinic Plastic Surgery offers many cosmetic and retail services, both surgical and non-surgical, that help to combat signs of aging on the face and other parts of the body. One of the many services offered by Hattiesburg Clinic Plastic Surgery includes microdermabrasion.
What is microdermabrasion?
Those looking to revitalize wrinkled, coarse or sun-damaged skin should look no further than our Hattiesburg office! Not only does microdermabrasion remove dead skin cells, but it also promotes collagen production and the growth of new, fresh cells. This is achieved through a powerful mechanical device that sprays fine aluminum-dioxide microcrystals across the treatment area. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of the following imperfections on the face, chest, and hands:
- Sun damage.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Enlarged pores.
- Coarse, textured skin.
- Blemishes (including whiteheads and blackheads).
Our office provides microdermabrasion treatments to patients from all over Mississippi, and our skin care professionals have a reputation for providing expert services to men and women across the area. To learn more about microdermabrasion, please contact our office today at 601-261-3690.
How is microdermabrasion performed?
Microdermabrasion is a fairly quick and painless procedure, so no anesthesia is necessary. It is performed in our Hattiesburg office and typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
Once the skin is cleaned, a trained medical professional will use the microdermabrasion machine, directing a stream of crystals over your skin’s surface to remove dead skin cells. After the treatment, rehydrating products will be applied to the skin.
Am I a good candidate for microdermabrasion?
While microdermabrasion is an ideal treatment for those looking to diminish sun damage, age spots, small scars, surface acne, large pores, and fine lines, it is not a cure for heavily damaged skin. If you want to treat advanced signs of aging or extensive hyperpigmentation, microdermabrasion may not be for you. Also, if you’re suffering with active acne, warts or rosacea, undiagnosed lesions, unstable diabetes, or other auto-immune system disorders, you may not be a good candidate for microdermabrasion.
During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your medical history to make sure you are suitable for the procedure.
What can I expect after microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is often called a “lunchtime peel” because it requires little to no recovery time. Most of our patients are able to return to work immediately. However, although you can resume daily activities right away, it’s best to avoid direct sunlight for up to a week after your treatment. If you go outside, be sure to wear sunscreen.
There can be some side effects to microdermabrasion, including redness, which can last for a few hours. Your skin may also feel slightly sun or wind burnt.
What are the typical results from a microdermabrasion session?
The effects of microdermabrasion can usually be seen immediately. However, your skin care professional may recommend a series of four to six treatments, with healing time in between, to see optimal results.
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
The cost of the procedure varies from patient to patient; so microdermabrasion prices tend to fluctuate accordingly. The staff at our office can provide more detailed and individualized figures during your individual consultation. We are committed to providing the best care with the best results. To schedule a consultation, please call 601-261-3690.
Hattiesburg Clinic Plastic Surgery offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, Laurel, Meridian and the Pine Belt. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Richard A. Pecunia, MD, FACS; Petra R. Schneider-Redden, MD, FACS; and William O. “Trey” Thomas, III, MD, FACS are committed to providing quality care.