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What is microdermabrasion?

Also called diamond microdermabrasion, this procedure is safe for any skin color, and an alternative for anyone suffering from sensitivity to acne products. By buffing away dead cells at the surface layer, the skin’s appearance can be enhanced on the face and neck, leaving it brighter, smoother and glowing with life. Microdermabrasion in Birmingham is offered by Dr. Rousso's clinic and is among the top quality available.

Microdermabrasion Birmingham

What does microdermabrasion treat?

Microdermabrasion is an effective treatment for a range of skin problems, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • A dull-looking complexion
  • Age spots
  • Dark spots that sometimes appear when acne starts to clear
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Sun damage
  • Scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads 

How does microdermabrasion work? 

Our advanced Birmingham microdermabrasion involves a diamond-tip wand applied to the facial skin, gently moving it across the face to exfoliate, remove superficial skin cells, while the vacuum simultaneously removes the exfoliated skin cells. The depth of abrasion is customized to match the facial area and condition of the skin. This type of microdermabrasion treatment can be applied to the most sensitive areas of the face. During treatment, you will experience a vibrating sensation, like a massage.

How many microdermabrasion treatments do I need?

Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve optimal results. Your skin typically regenerates at roughly 30-day intervals, skin enhancement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of every two to four weeks when the skin is more seriously damaged or aged in appearance. Birmingham microdermabrasion patients are offered a full range of options when they choose Dr. Rousso.

How long does it take to recover from microdermabrasion?

The skin is prepared by thoroughly cleansing it before the procedure begins. No anesthetic is required. The dermabrasion wand is moved over your skin surface, removing dead, dull cells, revealing healthy skin beneath. After the procedure patients can expect smoother and softer skin that feels refreshed and rejuvenated with the help of one of the best treatments of microdermabrasion Birmingham has to offer.


Your skin may appear pink for an hour or more after treatment, but most people simply return to their usual daily activities. You may feel a sunburn-like sensation for a day or two. Use gentle creams and cosmetics, along with sunscreen after your treatment, as your fresh facial skin can be affected by UV rays. 

Birmingham Microdermabrasion

Procedure at-a-glance

  • Procedure time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Anesthesia: None required
  • Typical recovery: 1 to 2 hours
  • Can be combined with other treatments

Why choose Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery?

As a world-renowned plastic surgeon specializing in the face and neck, Dr. Rousso has more than 30 years of experience and has gained worldwide recognition for his contributions to the fields of plastic surgery and hair restoration. Your facial skin must be treated with care and our skincare experts have extraordinary skills in performing microdermabrasion treatments to keep it looking fresh, youthful, and glowing. Rousso's staff provides expert microdermabrasion, Birmingham is the public they give youth to.

FAQ

Microdermabrasion FAQ

How is dermabrasion different from microdermabrasion?

Dermabrasion is a more extensive facial rejuvenation procedure. Microdermabrasion is less aggressive and requires no numbing cream or other anesthesia. The procedure exfoliates your skin to achieve a lovely glow, as the dead skin cells and debris are removed.

How many microdermabrasion treatments are needed?

The answer lies in the condition of your skin. If you suffer from ongoing breakouts, keeping your skin thoroughly exfoliated can ward off the development of blemishes. If you want to smooth lines and wrinkles, you may choose to schedule a series of appointments, undergoing the treatment every week to two weeks to achieve the result you envision.

What are the aftercare instructions?

If you have had microdermabrasion, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for 48 hours, no smoking, and avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Always wear sunscreen when venturing out.

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