Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Microdermabrasion to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Those looking to revitalize wrinkled, course or sun-damaged skin can rejoice. Microdermabrasion at the office of Dr. Richard A. Pecunia in Hattiesburg, MS, may be the answer. Not only does microdermabrasion remove dead skin cells, but it also promotes collagen production and the growth of new, fresh cells. This is achieved through a powerful mechanical device that sprays fine aluminum-dioxide microcrystals across the treatment area. Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of the following imperfections on the face, chest and hands:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Coarse, textured skin
- Blemishes (including whiteheads and blackheads)
Dr. Pecunia's Hattiesburg office attracts scores of microdermabrasion patients from throughout Mississippi. His skin care professionals have made a reputation for providing expert services to men and women across the area, including residents of Forrest County, Lamar County and further afield. To learn more about microdermabrasion, please contact our office today.
How is Microdermabrasion Performed?
Microdermabrasion is a fairly quick and painless procedure, so no anesthesia is necessary. It is performed in our Hattiesburg office by an aesthetician and typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
Once the skin is cleaned, a trained medical professional will use the microdermabrasion machine, directing a stream of crystals over your skin's surface to slough off dead skin cells. After the treatment, rehydrating products will be applied to the skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
While microdermabrasion is an ideal treatment for those looking to diminish sun damage, age spots, small scars, surface acne, large pores and fine lines, it is not a cure for heavily damaged skin. If you're looking to treat advanced signs of aging or extensive hyperpigmentation, microdermabrasion may not be for you. Also, if you're suffering with active acne, warts or rosacea, undiagnosed lesions, unstable diabetes or other auto-immune system disorders, you may not be a good candidate for microdermabrasion. During your consultation in Hattiesburg, Dr. Pecunia will discuss your medical history to make sure you are suitable for the procedure.
What Kind of Post-Procedure Microdermabrasion Care Can I Expect?
Microdermabrasion is often called a "lunchtime peel" because it requires little to no recovery time. Most of our patients in Hattiesburg are able to return to work immediately. However, although you can resume daily activities right away, it's best to avoid direct sunlight for up to a week after your treatment. If you do go outside, make sure to wear SPF.
There can be some side effects to microdermabrasion. They include redness, which can last for a few hours. Your skin may also feel slightly sun or wind burnt.
What are the Typical Results of Microdermabrasion?
The effects of microdermabrasion can usually be seen immediately. But your skin care professional may recommend a series of four to six treatments, with healing time in between, to see optimal results. For a better idea of what you can expect from the procedure, take a look at some Hattiesburg microdermabrasion before and after pictures.
What are Hattiesburg Microdermabrasion Costs?
The cost of the procedure varies from patient to patient, so Hattiesburg microdermabrasion prices tend to fluctuate accordingly. The staff at Dr. Pecunia's office can provide more detailed and individualized figures during your individual consultation.
Dr. Pecunia and his caring team of professionals are proud to offer microdermabrasion to patients throughout the Hattiesburg region, including Forrest County, Lamar County and beyond. We are committed to providing the best care with the best results.
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