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.
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