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    Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion

    Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion

    Dermabrasion Treatments

    Many patients wonder about the difference between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion procedures. The answer lies in the depth of the procedure and the amount of downtime involved. Dermabrasion usually involves deeper skin layers while microdermabrasion only involves the topmost skin layer.

    Also, dermabrasion needs to be performed by a highly trained and committed cosmetic professional because it is more invasive. Microdermabrasion can take place at a qualified medical spa as long as the aesthetician is trained and experienced.

    At the time of your initial consultation, your treatment provider will explain the differences between dermabrasion and microdermabrasion procedures in detail so that you can make an informed decision.

    Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides dermabrasion and microdermabrasion treatments to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.

    What Is Involved in Dermabrasion?

    The plastic surgeon will give you a local anesthesia to numb the target area before dermabrasion. In some cases, you may be given a sedative intravenously or administered general anesthesia. The surgeon will make use of a specialized abrasive tool to remove your skin layers and peel it down to the dermis.

    The type of tool used varies according to the procedure performed. In some cases, it is a spinning wheel that is embedded with diamonds or a wire brush that spins really fast. The entire process doesn’t take longer than an hour depending on the skin target area size.

    Once the treatment is performed, your skin will look as if somebody rubbed sandpaper on it. It will appear raw and an unsightly red. You may experience bleeding as well after this minimally invasive plastic surgery.

    What Is Involved in Microdermabrasion?

    You are not under any sedation during microdermabrasion. The treatment provider will spray an inert gas containing tiny crystals on the skin. The procedure is significantly less uncomfortable as compared to dermabrasion. The spray is applied with force that helps in exfoliating the topmost layer of the skin. A tiny vacuum is then used to suck away all crystals.

    Another way of performing microdermabrasion is to use a diamond-tipped wand to gently exfoliate the top-most skin layer. You may experience mild vibrations or scratching on the surface of your skin. The treatment may take about an hour depending on the area treated with minimal discomfort.

    Why is Dermabrasion Performed?

    Dermabrasion is usually performed on people that want to reduce or remove deep wrinkles on their face. It is also helpful in reducing scars from acne and traumatic injuries. Your plastic surgeon may recommend the procedure if you want to ease deep creases or lines around the mouth caused by smoking or age.

    Why is Microdermabrasion Performed?

    Microdermabrasion can help reduce acne scarring. It can also be used to treat acne. The procedure can go a long way in reducing the early signs of aging. Skin exfoliation can help remove or reduce dark spots caused by sun exposure or hormone shifts.

    Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for dermabrasion and microdermabrasion skin enhancement procedures.

    CONTACT MBODY CONTOURING AND LASER CENTER in NORTHERN VIRGINIA

    For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit or click here to contact us.

    Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

    What is Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)?

    Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)

    Most women don’t just want bigger breasts anymore. They want their breasts to have a definite lift to appear perkier. You can get the bust line you want with a breast augmentation mastopexy. The procedure involves a combination of breast lift and breast implants that can be tailored to suit your individual goals. The plastic surgery can make you feel more youthful.

    Your plastic surgeon will discuss the various aspects of this cosmetic surgery during the initial consultation. They will also ascertain whether you are a good fit for the procedure or not.

    Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides breast augmentation mastopexy to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.

    Candidacy for Breast Augmentation Mastopexy

    Droopy breasts or loss of breast volume can happen to anyone. However, it usually occurs right after childbirth, breastfeeding, or losing considerable weight. It is possible that your breasts lose their shape or perkiness because of age related factors. You may be an excellent candidate for breast augmentation mastopexy plastic surgery if you seek to address the following:

    • Flattened or deflated breasts
    • Asymmetrical breasts
    • Areolas on the breasts are disproportionately stretched
    • Nipple falling below the breast fold
    • Nipple point downwards

    What Does the Procedure Involve?

    Your plastic surgeon will help you choose the right size and type of breast implants during the pre-operative consultation. Breast augmentation mastopexy is typically performed under general anesthesia. It may take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to complete. This depends greatly on the surgical technique used.

    The cosmetic surgeon will create a lollipop incision or an anchor type incision on both breasts. The incision will be around the areolas and from the down end of the areolas to the bust line. This is to create pockets for implant placement. Breast implants are commonly placed beneath the pectoral muscles.

    Your surgeon will pull your breast tissues and muscles taut following implant placement. They will excise any excess skin to create a lifted and tighter appearance. The surgeon may also reposition or resize the areolas for a more youthful appearance depending on the customized treatment plan.

    Skilled plastic surgeons usually create natural looking results with minimal scarring. You should expect to return home the same day following your breast augmentation mastopexy procedure.

    What to Expect After the Surgery?

    The shape and size of the breasts will look progressively better as swelling and bruising resolves. The breast tissues will also begin settling into a firmer position. Full results of your breast augmentation mastopexy cosmetic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 6 months to a year to show. By this time, residual scarring should have faded away to thin, white lines.

    You should be able to get back to work in about 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery. However, it is important that you refrain from performing any vigorous activities that may cause your incisions to open. Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for breast augmentation mastopexy.

    CONTACT MBODY CONTOURING AND LASER CENTER in NORTHERN VIRGINIA

    For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit or click here to contact us.

    Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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