If you run your hands over your face, does your skin feel soft and smooth or like sand paper? If rough, the surface layer of your skin may be clogged with damaged skin cells that can make your complexion look and feel dull and uneven. At Urbaniak Plastic Surgery, board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. offers cosmetic services to improve the quality of your skin, like noninvasive skin exfoliation and resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Effective and fast, microdermabrasion treatments remove the upper layer of dead and damaged skin so your complexion is brighter and healthier. This procedure uses medical-grade aluminum oxide crystals can be performed alone or with another service, like a dermal filler or chemical peel, for more dramatic improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her skilled team will develop a custom treatment plan based on your concerns and goals.
Microdermabrasion can reduce the visibility of surface skin blemishes, such as uneven texture, dull skin tone, fine lines, clogged pores, sun damage, and scars. This treatment can be appropriate for men and women of all skin tones and types that desire healthier, clearer skin. This service is typically performed on the face, but it can also be performed on your hands, neck, and chest. This procedure should not be performed on skin that has an open wound or if you have a chronic condition, like acne or rosacea.
Microdermabrasion sessions are done in our office after a thorough consultation to determine which treatment program will lead to your best results. During your appointment, you will sit back in a comfortable chair as your skin is prepared and cleaned. The handpiece will pass along your skin as it both polishes and vacuums the dead skin and crystals. While the treatment feels a little rough, it is not painful, so you won't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion will be applied evenly over the selected areas with more care used in delicate areas, like around the eyes. After the treatment is done, your skin will be lightly cleansed to remove any leftover debris before a moisturizer with sunscreen, selected based on your skin type, is applied.
What to Expect
After your microdermabrasion treatment, you can continue your normal day as long as you wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be sensitive. Following your session, your face should feel smoother and your tone will be more even. To extend the results of your treatment, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak recommends having these procedures done every 4 – 6 weeks. Most Urbaniak Plastic Surgery patients notice that after microdermabrasion, their skin care products (especially creams and lotions) absorb more easily into their skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Costs for a microdermabrasion will be discussed during your consultation with a member of our team. Once you talk about your goals and we examine your skin, your custom treatment plan will be created. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery features specials on treatments like microdermabrasion as well as discounted packages if you buy several sessions. We are proud to offer our patients access to our Diamond Membership program, which grants its members exclusive offers and discounts on our most popular nonsurgical procedures.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your skin and cosmetic goals, a skin care professional will help you understand if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the best treatment for you. In general, microdermabrasion is good to clear away the top layer of dead and damaged skin cells so your complexion is smooth and healthier. A light chemical peel produces similar results to microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel is better if your issues reside in the deeper layers of your skin. The amount of time you want to spend in recovery may also influence which treatment you receive. In comparison, microdermabrasion requires little to no downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
Initially, you should get 5 – 12 microdermabrasion treatments every 2 – 4 weeks to see your best results. After that, you should schedule treatments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain your skin's health. During your consultation, your technician will develop a plan with recommendations specific to your needs. This will let you know how often you should schedule follow-up appointments for microdermabrasion.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
After your microdermabrasion procedure, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours to allow your skin time to heal. You should avoid UV rays (natural sunlight or tanning beds) and protect your skin with sunscreen. To reduce redness and swelling after the treatment, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak may recommend the use of a moisturizer or cold compresses.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. Many patients combine microdermabrasion with a facial or an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX. You should be clear about your skin concerns during your consultation so your technician can build a plan that meets all of your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $99
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
If you experience difficulties as a result of having a rough, dull complexion, you can now uncover your brightest, healthiest skin with nonsurgical microdermabrasion performed at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery. Schedule a skin consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team to hear more about microdermabrasion skin resurfacing and other services at our Largo, FL office.