What is Microdermabrasion?
If you touch your face, does your complexion feel smooth and soft, or like sandpaper? If it feels rough, the surface layer of your skin may be cluttered with damaged skin cells that are making your complexion uneven and dull. At Bodian Dermatology, Dr. Adam Bodian and his team provide cosmetic services, like nonsurgical skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Effective and fast, microdermabrasion treatments remove the surface layer of damaged skin so your complexion is healthier and brighter. This procedure may be used on its own or along with a complementary procedure, such as a dermal filler or chemical peel, for greater results. During your consultation at our Great Neck, NY office, Dr. Bodian will develop a unique treatment plan for your specific skin concerns and cosmetic goals.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?
Our Great Neck, NY patients enjoy multiple benefits from their microdermabrasion treatments, often returning back for more. Some of the benefits that this facial yields include:
- Balances and evens out the skin tone
- Smooths out rough or uneven skin texture
- Removes damaged and dead skin cells that remain on your skin's surface
- Provides you with a bright, glowy complexion
"Dr adam bodian is an incredible dermatologist. My results are always perfect"- M.O. / Google / Nov 30, 2023
"I go to Dr. Bodian for my yearly skin check and always have a pleasant experience. He and his nurse are both kind, down to earth, and attentive to all my needs. The office is always clean and his staff, very courteous."- P.M. / Google / Oct 26, 2023
"I had a painful rash and when I called the office Linda managed to squeeze me in the same day even though I was a new patient. Dr Bodian was great at diagnosing me and gave me a cream that worked immediately. All the staff in the office is friendly and professional. Great overall experience."- L.N. / Google / Sep 12, 2023
"I enjoy coming to this practice. Dr. Bodian is down to earth, experienced, intuitive, and made recommendations to me that no ever had before regarding my concerns. The treatments he recommended to me have also been highly effective thus far. My only regret is that I hadn’t discovered his practice sooner! The staff is also attentive, friendly, and very organized. Thank you Dr. Bodian! -Amelia"- B.I. / Google / Aug 04, 2023
"I highly recommend Dr Bodian. He takes his time, is concerned and has a very gentle touch. I have never bruised when getting Botox. The staff is lovely. I have never waited more than 15 minutes."- A.H. / Google / Jul 18, 2023
Am I A Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion can reduce the look of surface skin blemishes, including fine lines, uneven texture, dull skin tone, clogged pores, scars, and sun damage. It is safe for people of every skin type and tone that want clearer, healthier skin. This treatment is typically used on the face; however, it may also benefit the skin on your neck, chest, and hands. This procedure should not be used on skin with an open wound or a chronic condition, such as rosacea or acne.
How Does Microdermabrasion Work?
Microdermabrasion treatments are done at our office after a thorough consultation to decide what procedures will lead to your best results. During the treatment, you will be asked to sit back in a treatment chair as your skin is prepared. The microdermabrasion tool will run along your skin as it polishes and sucks up the crystals and dead skin. Although the treatment feels unusual, it not considered uncomfortable so you wouldn't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion treatment will be applied evenly over the needed areas but with extra caution around the eyes. As soon as the treatment is complete, the skin will be cleaned to remove any residue before a moisturizer with UV protection, chosen for your skin type, is applied.
What to Expect After Microdermabrasion
Following a microdermabrasion treatment, you may get back to your normal activities, but you need to apply some form of sun protection since your newly soft skin will be sensitive. Your face will feel softer, and your tone will be brighter. To extend the results of your treatment, Dr. Bodian recommends scheduling a microdermabrasion treatment once every 4 – 6 weeks. Many Bodian Dermatology patients notice that after microdermabrasion treatments, their skin care products (especially moisturizers) absorb more easily into their skin for more effective results.
Should I get microdermabrasion or a chemical peel?
Depending on your concerns and goals, a skin care technician will help you decide if microdermabrasion or a chemical peel is the best treatment for you. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion is good to clear away the outer layer of dead and damaged 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 is better if your skin problems are in the deeper layers. Recovery time may also influence which treatment you want because microdermabrasion causes minimal downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
To start, you should get 5 – 12 microdermabrasion sessions every 2 – 4 weeks to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you may move to appointments every 4 – 8 weeks to maintain your skin's health. During your consultation, your technician can create a treatment plan with recommendations for your needs that plan out when you need to schedule appointments for microdermabrasion.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Following your microdermabrasion procedure, you should avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day to allow your skin time to rest. You should avoid direct exposure to UV rays ( tanning beds and natural sunlight ) and shield your skin with sunscreen. To reduce swelling and redness following the microdermabrasion, we may suggest a soothing serum or cold compresses.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Yes, you can. Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. You may combine microdermabrasion with a facial or an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX®. Please be open about all your complexion needs during your consultation so your technician is able to build a treatment plan that reaches all your goals.
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Show off your clearest, healthiest complexion with nonsurgical microdermabrasion at Bodian Dermatology. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bodian to learn more about microdermabrasion or other treatments at our Great Neck, NY office.