Micro-dermabrasion Benefits


Micro-dermabrasion Takes Years Off Your Face

Your skin is overexposed to environmental elements and pollutants every day. Over the years, other damaging agents, along with the sun’s rays can result in wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and undesired pigmentation.

Micro-dermabrasion treatment can help reduce or eliminate these side effects, and restore your complexion back to a smoother, brighter and more even tone.

Micro-dermabrasion – What is It?

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses microcrystals to exfoliate the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells. This process encourages the production of a new layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin. As a result, microdermabrasion reveals younger, healthier-looking skin

How Does Micro-dermabrasion Work?

During a micro-dermabrasion treatment, a stream of micro aluminum oxide crystals is applied to the skin through a hand piece. These crystals exfoliate the skin, leaving skin debris and excess crystals on the skins surface, which is then removed from through a micro-dermabrasion system.

Microdermabrasion helps produce healthier, thicker skin layers, and multiple treatments are vital because they encourage the production of collagen and elastin. Both of these components are essential for vibrant, healthy skin and complexion.

It is recommended that five to twelve treatments; two to three weeks apart are needed to maximize the full micro-dermabrasion benefits. And because the procedure takes only 30-60 minutes, it is commonly referred to as the “lunch hour facial.”

How Do I Prepare for a Micro-dermabrasion Procedure?

Pre-treatment instructions will be provided by your skincare professional or plastic surgeon. Prior to your scheduled appointment, you will need to disclose your medical history and perform a physical exam. Some questions you may be asked include the following:

* Open sores, wounds, or cuts on your face that can lead to infection
* Medication that makes your skin sensitive
* Any skin conditions that may be exacerbated by microdermabrasion

In advance to your procedure, your surgeon will ask you to:

* Stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to promote better healing
* Avoid taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs that can cause increased bleeding
* Hydrate well before and after surgery for safe recovery

On the day of your procedure, come prepared with a clean face without too much makeup or skincare products.

Micro-dermabrasion Risks and Benefits

Micro-dermabrasion is a safe, non-surgical procedure that provides multiple benefits:

* Reduces or eliminates fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and other signs of aging
* Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
* Improves the appearance of acne scars and other light blemishes
* Improves hyperpigmentation and brightens skin tone
* Exfoliates the skin, resulting in collagen an elastin production
* Provides skin of all colors and types with a fresh, healthy-looking glow

Micro-dermabrasion does not present serious risks when performed by a qualified provider. While the risks are very rare, you may experience slight skin irritation after the procedure. This tends to disappear within a day. On occasion, the skin may bruise, burn, sting or become sensitive to sunlight. These, too, will go away without treatment.

Micro-dermabrasion is not recommended for candidates who have deep scars, active keloids, active acne (stages 3 and 4), an auto-immune system disorder or unstable diabetes. Candidates who are pregnant should not undergo micro-dermabrasion.

Candidates who have recently received chemical peel or other skin procedure should wait two to three weeks before undergoing micro-dermabrasion. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should consider a stronger treatment such as chemical peel, dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing.

What is the Aftercare and Recovery?

Your surgeon will provide you detailed instructions about your post-surgical care, and discuss how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work.

The post-operative care will include information about normal symptoms you will experience and potential signs of complication.

Depending on your skin sensitivity, the suction and exfoliation might cause some mild swelling and redness on your skin. This will disappear and normalize after applying moisturizer with SPF. Makeup can be applied and you may return to your normal daily activity as instructed by your surgeon.

As with most non-invasive procedures, it is recommended that you wait twenty-four hours before doing strenuous activity. If you have extreme or long-lasting pain or notice redness and swelling consult your surgeon.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Within a few days following micro-dermabrasion, you will notice a healthy glow. For best results, repeated treatments will be needed to maintain. For maximal results, five to twelve treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart is recommended.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Binder Today

Take years off your face with micro-dermabrasion. Don’t let fine line or wrinkles hold you back from feeling the way you want. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Binder today.


Recovery Tips After Facial Reconstruction

Facial reconstruction equals big changes in your life. Post-surgery can be a big adjustment. Not only does your face look different, but you also feel different. Taking steps and preparing in advance to have a smooth recovery can help ease the adjustment period. Preparation can also help your face heal better so that you achieve the best possible results when you’re done healing. The length of time needed to recover from facial reconstruction differs from person to person depending on the condition of each individual’s overall health, the specific facial reconstruction procedure they elect to undergo, and the specifics of their procedure:



Generally by 3 months after a rhinoplasty procedure, most of the swelling has subsided, the new shape and size of the nose is apparent, and patients can go back to their normal routines, including exercise. They should, however, avoid high-impact, high-risk activities for at least 6 months after surgery.



For most patients undergoing a facelift procedure, most of the swelling and bruising subsides after about three weeks, and it may be hard for anyone else to tell that they have even had a facelift, other than their more youthful appearance. Patients can return to their normal routine after about two weeks.


Eyelid Surgery

While no two patients are alike, some patients experience a full recovery from eyelid surgery in as few as four or five days, although in other cases a complete recovery may take as long as three to four weeks.

Whatever kind of facial cosmetic surgery you elect to undergo, here are a few helpful tips to ensure that your recovery is as easy, successful, and painless as possible:


Enlist An Assistant

Facial reconstruction affects the whole face, and sometimes the bandages can make it hard to see. During the first couple of days, you may need someone to provide you with transportation, changing bandages, preparing your meals, and other everyday tasks. Enlist a close friend or relative to help with those things for the first few days after surgery.


Invest in a Food Processor

One of the biggest concerns following facial reconstruction surgery is diet. It’s still okay to eat all of your favorite foods, but they have to be chopped into small pieces that do not require chewing. This way, you can easily eat all of your favorite foods until your no-chew diet restrictions are lifted.


Take Your Pain Medication!

Facial reconstruction surgery can affect the nerves throughout your face. This can cause severe discomfort in addition to the pain already experienced from the incisions and other corrective measures. Staying ahead of the pain curve will keep you calm and comfortable. It will also reduce the amount of stress on your body, ensuring that you heal quickly and properly.


Dust Off the Recliner

Sleeping with your head elevated is important after facial reconstruction. It will reduce the amount of swelling and stabilize circulation. It is also recommended to sleep in a reclined or a seated position. You can also prop two or three pillows under your head and shoulders while lying in bed to keep your body elevated.


Buy Some Frozen Veggies

Ice is another important factor in reducing swelling after surgery. Medical ice packs can be helpful, but frozen veggies, especially corn or peas, make for pliable ice packs.


Use Squirt-Top Water Bottles

Staying hydrated is required after any type of surgical treatment. Facial reconstruction patients must also be sure to keep their mouth clean after surgery. A water bottle with a squirt top is helpful because it makes it easy to stay hydrated while also aiding in rinsing out your mouth with very little head movement.

Bonus Tip: Use a child’s toothbrush to help brush in between meals, as it is smaller and easier to fit into the mouth without opening too widely.


Stock Up On Food & Supplies

Having a fully stocked house can make recovery time less stressful. Be sure that you have all of the bandages, antibiotic ointments, and over-the-counter pain medications as recommended by your doctor. Also make sure that you have foods that can be cut into bite-sized pieces or are soft enough to eat after treatment. Don’t forget to also make sure you have the essentials, such as laundry detergent and toilet paper.


Talk To Your Doctor

The most important recovery tip is this: attend all of your follow-up appointments and don’t hesitate to call your doctor with questions or concerns. Dr. Binder would rather you bring up a concern than have it go unaddressed and that lead to bigger problems later. Rest easy and know that your facial reconstruction by Dr. Binder will help you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.