Microdermabrasion is an effective skin resurfacing treatment that can address a range of cosmetic concerns. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates offers microdermabrasion and other cosmetic services to men and women living in Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington and Annandale, VA and the surrounding regions.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle skin resurfacing treatment that uses small crystals to exfoliate damaged skin. This may be an ideal alternative for patients who are too sensitive for laser resurfacing or other techniques. Microdermabrasion can be used to address discoloration, uneven texture, large pores, wrinkles, and lines. During treatment, small crystals are blasted onto the skin using a vacuum system. This exfoliates the skin layer by layer to remove damaged skin and provide rejuvenation benefits.
How Much Does Microdermabrasion Cost?
The cost of your microdermabrasion treatment at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates will depend on a number of factors. During your initial consultation, we will review your treatment goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your personal needs. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your procedure. In an effort to keep our treatments accessible, we are proud to accept CareCredit® financing in addition to traditional payment methods.
What is the Microdermabrasion Treatment Like?
During microdermabrasion, a handheld device is used to apply a stream of small crystals to the skin. These crystals exfoliate the outermost layers of skin to reveal clear, healthy skin underneath. This process is not uncomfortable, but causes a scratching sensation on the skin. Despite this, the treatment is often well-tolerated, and takes less than an hour to perform.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect After My Microdermabrasion Treatment?
After your microdermabrasion treatment, you will notice results immediately. Patients often enjoy thicker, healthier, and more youthful looking skin after their microdermabrasion session. However, it can take multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. We typically recommend a series of at least five treatments for optimal results.
Is There Downtime After Microdermabrasion?
After your microdermabrasion treatment, there is no downtime necessary. You can return to work and other normal activities instantly. You may experience mild redness or sensitivity in the skin, but these side effects typically fade within a day or two. Moisturizers can help protect and heal the skin following your treatment.
To learn more about the microdermabrasion treatment or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates. We proudly serve the residents of Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale, and the surrounding areas of the DMV.