Over time, the outer layer of skin becomes damaged and may need a little help being removed. Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical procedure for safe, even exfoliation of the epidermis (the thin outer layer of the skin). A stream of fine crystals is passed over the skin, resurfacing the superficial layers. Fresh, new skin cells arise revealing a smoother, younger, more radiant complexion. Microdermabrasion treatments can help anyone interested in minimizing the appearance of scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, uneven skin tones, or dull, lifeless, sun-damaged skin. Double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Brackup offers medical-grade microdermabrasion treatments at Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA. Refresh and rejuvenate your skin for a smoother, brighter appearance with microdermabrasion treatments.
"My search was over after being referred to Dr. Brackup!!!. My son's wedding was coming up in August, 2016. My eyes were horrible .When I smiled you saw know eye's. I met one surgeon that was scared to remove the lower bags. How would that look? Didn't make sense. With Time running out by chance I when to a new hairdresser, that had her eyes done and look beautiful. Even though Dr. had a busy schedule,he made it a point to fit me in for June 28th. I was assured my eye's would look beautiful by August 20th. Dr. Brackup was right. I had Upper and lower procedures done. Dr. sculpted my eyes to compliment my high cheek bones. They are beautiful. At 60 years old I look twenty years younger!! Dr. Brackup and his entire staff were kind and honestly the best experience I ever had. He is gifted with hands of gold. He only works from the neck up and is a oculoplastic surgeon. My confident's is through the roof. I walk with my head high for the first time in a very long time. Thank you, Dr. Brackup for setting this butterfly free!! Before pictures click on Rosemarie P. Thanks"- R.P. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2017
"Great experience - Mid May I had upper and lower lid blepharoplasty and I have not had anyone ask me if I were tired since! Dr. Brackup and his team were warm and professional from the first visit. The staff at the surgery center were equally wonderful. I knew I was in good hands. The recovery was not bad at all and the results are fantastic!"- D. / RealSelf / Oct 01, 2018
"Best Doctor and Staff - 100 percent amazing. Dr. Brackup is extremely calm,cool, and confident. He knows what he is doing, explains clearly what needs to be done, and I am thrilled with the results. I had a facelift and a strong chemical peel above my lip 4 months ago, and I look completely natural, not pulled too tight, and my-upper lip has no lines!!! I couldn’t be happier with the results....I can’t say eno..."- H. / RealSelf / Sep 26, 2018
"Two Good Reasons to Choose Dr Brackup - The two main reasons I chose Dr Brackup to 'freshen up' my eyes were:1) 3 friends had cosmetic surgery by Dr Brackup over 10 years ago, all still look great. 2) Dr Brackup is the first doc to have duel board certifications in both ophthalmology and facial plastic surgery.I've found Dr Brackup and his team to be compassionate and highly competent."- W. / RealSelf / Sep 17, 2018
"Great Choice - Dr. Brackup - Excellent. Just completed my second followup appointment following lower eyelid surgery with excellent results. The entire experience was positive. The staff is pleasant, organized and very competent. Instructions both pre and post op are clearly explained. Dr. Brackup's curriculum vitae is most impressive. Additionally, he's a very nice guy, who is an excellent surgeon. I am very glad..."- M. / RealSelf / Aug 30, 2018
Microdermabrasion treatments remove the top layers of damaged skin. Crystal-free technology with a diamond tipped vacuum wands gently buffs away dead skin cells and polishes the skin. It helps to unclog and shrink pores, reduces sun damage/age spots, and fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with smoother more even texture and healthy new skin. Microdermabrasion is not painful, but some patients may feel uncomfortable; it's often compared to being licked by a cat or rubber band snap.
During/After the Procedure
Microdermabrasion treatments last about 30 - 60 minutes and are performed in the office. Patients may have some temporary redness and swelling after their treatment, but this shouldn't last more than 1 - 2 days. The outer layer of skin may peel off in the first week as the new skin is revealed. It is critical that the patient strictly adheres to post-treatment care, especially applying sun protections, to protect their skin and maintain their results.
Plan Your Procedure
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Any individual, men or women, with skin irregularities may consider the benefits of microdermabrasion. It’s an effective treatment for those who have fine wrinkles, acne scars, dull or uneven skin tone, and rough skin texture.
Who Should Avoid It?
There are some precautions for those who have specific skin conditions, including severe acne or those who are on aggressive acne medications. The doctor will evaluate the patient’s condition before any treatment and inquire about any medical case that may be present, or medications that have been taken within the last year.
How About Freckles?
Freckles are an overproduction of melanin in the skin and common to those who have a fair complexion. It becomes visible due to extreme exposure to sun. Although microdermabrasion can remove the top layers of skin where freckles are contained, there are other alternatives specifically for freckle removal such as a deeper chemical peel or photofacial treatment to minimize the freckles from reoccurring.
Is A Chemical Peel Better?
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels both refinish the skin to promote new skin growth. Both can be mildly or aggressively invasive depending on how many layers are involved. The only difference between the two treatments is the method used in achieving the intended results. Microdermabrasion gently polishes the skin while a chemical peel uses solutions, usually acid based, to attain a similar result. Microdermabrasion does better in removing small acne scars as there is more control on which tiny spots need more work.