Meet the Doctor
Dr. Mike Majmundar’s practice is unique in that it focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, his complete approach to facial aesthetics promotes healthy skin, youthful contours, and natural results, without appearing “done” or artificial.
Skin Resurfacing Atlanta
Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs skin resurfacing for the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.
Premature aging is more common now than ever before. Unfortunately, our frequent and sometimes purposeful exposure to the sun has taken its toll on our skin. The demand, among both men and women, to reverse the signs of sun damage is at an all-time high.
Many patients have tried non-prescription skin products before they consult a facial skin specialist such as Dr. Majmundar. Skin resurfacing cannot produce perfect skin; however, even if you have never taken care of your skin, it can provide dramatic improvement in the skin’s appearance. On the other hand, daily skin care, especially sun protection, maximizes your results and prevents further damage.
The choice of procedure is based on the type of skin damage, skin color, skin type, ethnic background, and your age.
The four basic categories are: very superficial, superficial, medium-depth, and deep peels.
Very superficial peels, known as facials, are commonly found in day spas and med spas.
Superficial peels have little to no downtime and are commonly referred to as “lunchtime peels.” We offer only medical grade superficial peels that improve overall skin tone, texture, and vibrancy. These are ideal skin-enhancing treatments for busy individuals who cannot afford the downtime of deeper skin resurfacing techniques, such as laser resurfacing or dermabrasion, but still want to improve their overall skin health and appearance. As an excellent exfoliant, they help soften fine lines, remove brown spots, and control break outs and acne. Even after a single treatment, patients realize an improvement; however, continued treatments on a monthly basis, for a minimum of three to six months, provide the greatest results. These popular peels, such as our Mini-Melanage, Pigment, and Rosacea, Quelage peels, are a great addition to any skincare regimen and can be performed on any skin type, including sensitive or dark skin, with minimal downtime and tangible results.
Medium-depth peels require mild sedation and are performed as a single procedure. For individuals with sun damaged skin, brown spots, fine to mild lines and wrinkles, and coarse skin, a medium-depth peel provides an excellent option for a fresh start with newer, healthier skin. It also helps individuals who have pre-cancerous skin lesions or recurrent skin cancers. Downtime ranges from four to seven days and the treatment can be repeated every 6 to 12 months.
Deep peels require more sedation and have 7 to 10 days of downtime, followed by two to four weeks of mild redness that can be covered with makeup. They work well for moderate to severe wrinkling, severe sun damage and brown spots, and very coarse skin. Because newer technology, such as laser resurfacing, provides similar results with less downtime, few patients undergo this procedure.
Unlike microdermabrasion, which is performed in many spas as a superficial mechanical exfoliator, dermabrasion uses a rotating brush to go slightly deeper to remove the top layers of skin either under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Dermabrasion works very well for smoothing out lines around the mouth (lipstick lines) and chin, as well as smoothing out acne scars and traumatic scars. It can also be used over the entire face to reduce lines and wrinkles as an excellent resurfacing technique. Downtime averages from 7 to 10 days, followed by a fresh rosy complexion for two weeks, which can easily be covered by makeup.
Laser resurfacing helps reduce moderate to severe wrinkling over the entire face, helping to tighten underlying collagen, remove blemishes and brown spots, and smooth coarse skin without making an incision. This treatment truly provides the patient with a completely fresh start with younger, tighter skin. It is performed with IV sedation, and the downtime lasts from 7 to 10 days, followed by a fresh rosy complexion for four to six weeks afterwards, which can be easily covered with makeup.
Surgery: In-Office or Outpatient
Anesthesia: Local or IV sedation
Procedure Length: Less than one hour
Recovery: Medical grade superficial peel – < 1 day
Medium-depth peel – 4-7 days
Dermabrasion – 7-10 days
Laser Resurfacing – 7-10 days
We consult with hundreds of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia every month regarding their facial appearance, and the most common concern or fear is ‘looking pulled’ or ‘weird’.
At Northside Plastic Surgery, we specialize in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results. Our signature procedures, such as our Natural Facelift, Natural Brow Lift, or No Scar Rhinoplasty, are designed to result in a balanced, healthy, and natural contour.