Microdermabrasion is a versatile rejuvenation technique that can be used to address a variety of cosmetic concerns. At Newport Plastic Surgery, we offer this and other cosmetic treatments under the guidance of Dr. Go, a premier plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and the nearby areas of CA.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation technique that can be used to address a range of cosmetic skin concerns. During treatment, a stream of tiny crystals are blasted onto the skin, exfoliating damaged skin cells to reveal smoother and more radiant skin. A vacuum system picks up removed skin cells as the handheld moves over the skin. Microdermabrasion can be used on many areas of the body to correct the following concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots and sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Acne scarring
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
The cost of microdermabrasion can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
How is Microdermabrasion Performed?
The microdermabrasion treatment is comfortable and requires no anesthetic. During treatment, a handheld device will deliver a stream of abrasive crystals to the skin. As skin is exfoliated, it will be collected using a vacuum system. Once the treatment is applied evenly to the skin’s surface, the treatment will be complete. A microdermabrasion treatment typically takes less than an hour.
What is Recovery Like After Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic treatment because it requires no downtime afterwards. Patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately. You may experience mild redness or a feeling of tightness or dryness in the skin, but these side effects are common and will fade within a day or two.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Microdermabrasion?
The results from microdermabrasion are visible immediately, and will become fully visible after any skin redness fades. However, multiple treatments are often necessary to achieve optimal results. Typically, an initial series of several treatments is recommended, with regular maintenance treatments after the desired results are achieved.
If you are considering microdermabrasion at Newport Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our practice is proud to be led by Dr. Go, a leading plastic surgery physician in Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and the nearby areas of California.