When you touch your face, does your complexion feel smooth and soft or like sandpaper? If rough, the surface skin layer may be clogged with damaged skin cells that can make your complexion uneven and dull. At Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams performs medical spa services, like nonsurgical skin resurfacing using microdermabrasion. Effective and fast, microdermabrasion removes the upper layer of dead skin so your face is healthier and brighter. This procedure may be performed on its own or along with a complementary skin treatment, such as a chemical peel or dermal filler, for greater results. At your initial consultation, Dr. Williams will develop a custom treatment plan based on your concerns and goals.
Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge also offers dermabrasion. This nonsurgical treatment utilizes a specialized exfoliating tool to remove the uppermost layer of dead skin to reveal new, fresh skin for a radiant and glowing complexion. During your initial consultation, Dr. Williams can discuss which treatment may be best for your needs and aesthetic goals.
Microdermabrasion may reduce the visibility of blemishes on the skin's surface, such as fine lines, dull skin tone, uneven texture, sun damage, clogged pores, and scars. It is appropriate for men and women of every skin type and tone that would like clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are typically used on the face; however, it may also be performed on your neck, chest, and hands. This procedure shouldn't be used on skin with an open wound or a chronic skin condition, such as rosacea or acne.
Microdermabrasion is done at our office following a consultation to decide what procedures will lead to the best results. During the treatment, you will be asked to sit back in a treatment chair as your face is prepared and cleaned. The handpiece will pass along your skin as it both exfoliates and sucks up the dead skin and crystals. Although the process may feel a little rough, it is not uncomfortable so you shouldn't need a local anesthetic or numbing cream. The microdermabrasion treatment will be performed evenly in the selected areas but with extra care in delicate areas, like around the eyes. After the process is done, your skin will be cleaned to get rid of any leftover debris before a moisturizer, chosen for your skin's needs, with sunscreen is massaged into the skin.
What to Expect
Following your treatment, you may continue your regular day, but you need to apply some form of sun protection since your baby-like skin will be susceptible to sun damage. The treated areas will feel softer and the tone will be more even. To extend the results of your treatment, Dr. Williams suggests having a microdermabrasion treatment once every 4 – 6 weeks. Most Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge patients feel that after microdermabrasion, their skin care products (particularly creams and lotions) soak easily into the skin for more effective results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Costs for microdermabrasion treatments can be talked about in your first appointment with a skin care technician. After you talk about your goals and they assess your complexion, your personal microdermabrasion treatment plan can be made. Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge has specials on skin treatments, including microdermabrasion, plus discounts if you buy a package with several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Based on your skin and aesthetic goals, a skin care technician will help you understand if microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion is the right procedure. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion clears away the top layer of damaged and dead skin cells to make your complexion look smoother and healthier. You can get these same results from a light chemical peel. A stronger chemical peel or dermabrasion can help if your issues are in the deeper layers. Recovery time might also help you decide which procedure you prefer because microdermabrasion causes minimal downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
To start, you may need 5 – 12 microdermabrasion sessions scheduled about 2 – 4 weeks apart to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you may move to appointments every 1 – 2 months to maintain your skin's health. In your initial consultation, your technician can develop a plan with suggestions for your goals that plan out when you need to schedule your next appointment.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Following your microdermabrasion procedure, you are encouraged to limit your activity for the rest of the day to give your skin time to rest. You need to avoid UV rays (tanning beds and natural sunlight) and shield your complexion with sunscreen. To reduce swelling and redness following the treatment, Dr. Williams might suggest a serum or other skin product.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
You may consider combining microdermabrasion with another procedure since it is a surface skin treatment. You may get microdermabrasion along with an injectable (BOTOX or Juvéderm) or as part of a facial. Please be clear about your skin issues in your initial consultation so your technician is able to build a plan that meets all your cosmetic goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $1,500
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- .5 – 1.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Discover your most radiant and healthy skin with noninvasive microdermabrasion at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge. Make a skin consultation with cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams to hear more about microdermabrasion or other skin treatments at our Baton Rouge, LA office. This nonsurgical treatment can offer the stunning results you've been dreaming of and can help restore your complexion. We look forward to serving you with the latest skin care treatments.