The Zimmerman Center for Plastic Surgery

Terry Zimmerman, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon located in Folsom, CA

A tired, dull complexion can make you look older than you are. At The Zimmerman Center for Plastic Surgery located in Folsom, California, Dr. Terry Zimmerman and his expert staff offer microdermabrasion, which stimulates skin cells to reproduce and create a younger, healthier-looking you. To learn more about this noninvasive facial treatment, call the office or book an appointment online.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that involves the application of tiny, pressurized crystals to the skin to gently exfoliate and polish away the thicker outer layer of dead skin. Microdermabrasion also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two natural compounds that boost skin texture and smoothness. The treatment is noninvasive and chemical free.

What types of skin issues does microdermabrasion address?

Microdermabrasion leaves your skin supple and vibrant. If you have mild-to-moderate skin imperfections, the procedure is simple, safe, and effective in enhancing your complexion.

Dr. Zimmerman may recommend it for issues including:

  • Dull skin
  • Sun spots and age spots
  • Crow’s feet
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Clogged pores
  • Stretch marks

You’re a good candidate for microdermabrasion if you have relatively minor skin imperfections. It’s effective on all skin types. The therapy cannot remedy sagging skin or deep facial creases and folds, but it is a safe, effective alternative to chemical peels or other invasive skin treatments.

Is there downtime associated with microdermabrasion?

Following a microdermabrasion session, expect to have some pinkness to your complexion. This coloration usually resolves within 24 hours, so you don’t have to take time off work or daily tasks. Your face may also feel dry and tight as if you have a slight sunburn. Moisturizer can help, and Dr. Zimmerman lets you know if you should avoid makeup for the first day following the procedure.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

Microdermabrasion does not hurt, so you shouldn’t need any anesthetic or numbing cream prior to a session. You may feel slight discomfort during treatment, but most people tolerate it well. Microdermabrasion involves no incisions or blood loss.

How many sessions will I need?

Microdermabrasion results are often noticeable after just one session, especially if your aesthetic goal is brighter skin or a reduction in blackheads. In most cases, Dr. Zimmerman recommends between five and eight treatments, and if you have deep scarring, you may need more. Multiple sessions are usually scheduled a week or so apart.

To learn how you can benefit from microdermabrasion, call The Zimmerman Center for Plastic Surgery or book an appointment using the online tool.