Microdermabrasion Specialist

Alaska Dermatology, Laser & Skin Cancer Center

Michael Cusack, MD

Clinical Dermatology located in Anchorage, AK

If your skin looks dull or you have areas of dark spots and fine lines that affect your self-esteem, you may want to consider the many benefits of a fast and effective microdermabrasion treatment. At Alaska Dermatology, Laser & Skin Cancer Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Michael Cusack offer microdermabrasion treatments to give you younger-looking, smoother skin with long-lasting results. To find out what microdermabrasion can do for you, schedule an appointment online or by phone.

Microdermabrasion Q & A

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that uses a vibrating, abrasive instrument to gently remove the thick, outer layer of your skin and treat common skin conditions like scarring, sun damage, and discoloration.

By removing the outer layer of your skin, it stimulates your body’s natural healing response to produce new collagen. As collagen continues to build over time, your skin appears smoother and more youthful.

Why do I need microdermabrasion treatments?

You can benefit from microdermabrasion if you’re bothered by typical skin conditions like:

  • Darkened patches of skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Age and sun spots

Dr. Cusack can evaluate the health of your skin and review your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for microdermabrasion.

How long does it take to recover from microdermabrasion treatments?

Treatment times are fast and cause minimal discomfort. You may feel a mild scratching sensation as Dr. Cusack removes dead cells from the surface of your skin.

Following your treatment, you can expect to return to your normal activities, and there’s no need for a period of recovery. You may delay social engagements for a few days until your skin heals.

You may experience skin redness and mild swelling after the procedure, which should resolve on its own without additional treatment.

Dr. Cusack can provide you with recommendations for a high-quality skin moisturizer to prevent dry skin. You should also use sunscreen protection to prevent additional sun damage that causes new spots and discoloration. Dr. Cusack may also suggest avoiding sun exposure for a few days because microdermabrasion can make you more sensitive to the ultraviolet (UV) rays.

What kind of results can I expect with microdermabrasion?

As your skin continues to heal and produce new collagen, you can expect a refreshed look to your skin with long-lasting results.

Dr. Cusack may recommend additional microdermabrasion treatments to help you achieve your desired results. Typically, two treatments a month may be necessary initially before Dr. Cusack recommends one monthly treatment to maintain your results.

To learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion, schedule a consultation online or by calling Dr. Cusack’s office directly.