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.
"I had a double mastectomy and though I'm not done with my journey I have to say.... I could not have found a more compassionate and skilled Doctor than Dr Urbaniak. The office and medical staff are exceptional in all aspects of customer service as well and are caring and so friendly. With all the weight on my shoulders I feel so grateful to have them on my "team". When "all this" is behind me, I think I'll go back to him for a neck lift :)"- C.S. / Google / Jul 23, 2019
"After getting several "breast-imates" a friend urged me to see Dr. Urbaniak. She loved his work and thought I would too. I am so glad I did! He was the only doctor to suggest some additional work that would ultimately create better results. His estimate turned out to be more affordable than the others AND he was so much friendlier. I am beyond satisified with Dr. Roderick Urbaniak and the care his staff gave me. They made every appointment pleasant and quick. AND I LOVE the results of my surgery!! I can't wait to go back and see him again for the follow up. Dr. Urbaniak is a gem!"- J.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2020
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"Very happy with my procedure! - I had been wanting my breast lifted for a very long time. I breastfeed 2 children and they were very saggy and uneven. I had talked about it for over 15 years. Finally, I was at a point in my life where I could afford to do this procedure and also was able to take the time to recover since my children are now grown. I'm so happy I did this. I feel so much better about my self. Dr Urbanick is a great doctor and my breast look and feel so real! I did not want them to look fake and they truly do not. I was very nervous to have this done and I took my time to do my research. I went on 6 consultations and Dr Urbanick was the last one and I found what I was looking for. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely use him in the future if I decide to do anything else."- K. / RealSelf / Sep 29, 2019
Microdermabrasion Ideal Candidates
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 Procedure Technique
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 with Microdermabrasion
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.
Microdermabrasion 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.