Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Medical Spa…

Microdermabrasion is a safe, progressive approach to skin care that was developed in Italy in 1987 and received FDA approval for use in the United States in 1996. Dr. Adam Summers has evaluated more than 10 different microdermabrasion machines and techniques and the results of his evaluation has been published. In our Medical Spa at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, our skin care specialists use a specially designed handpiece (selected by Dr. Summers as the best microdermabrasion technique available) to simultaneously apply a dimond burr abrasive and negative pressure (vacuum).

Entire process was phenomenal! From the consult where all my questions were answered, to appointment scheduling, to the staff and nurses, to Dr. Summers compassion and exemplary skills as a surgeon.

– Christi S. Verified TrueReview®

Christi S.
What a joy it has been to have become a patient of yours. I came to you in mid 2013 after having initial consultations with two other plastic surgeons.  Having very specific and complicated surgeries in mind with limited time and finances, I was fairly sure that I would once again be disappointed. However, it was during that first meeting that I decided you would be my doctor.I have very much appreciated the extra time and effort that you spend talking with me, learning about my life, planning my procedures, listening to my concerns, both physical and financial, and then miraculously making my dreams come true!It is rare to find a person these days, especially in the field of medicine, who, as I put it, ‘doesn’t have his hand on the door knob’ the whole time that you are in his office. Furthermore, to find someone as dedicated to his or her craft and committed to the well being, safety and happiness of another person is incredible.
Dani H.
I went to multiple Plastic Surgeons wanting lower eyelid surgery to get rid of intense under eye wrinkles when I smiled. They all said that I didn’t have enough skin for lower eyelid surgery, and they refused to do it on the grounds they all felt it would permanently pull my lower lid down and not help the wrinkles anyway. And that I had to “live with it.” Prior laser treatments did not diminish the wrinkles either, so I was out of options until I found Dr. Adam Summers. He disagreed with the other Plastic Surgeons, and guaranteed it would not permanently pull my lower lid down. He did the upper lids, lower lids, and an upper cheek lift for a great price and I am thrilled with the results. My eyelid is not pulled down and the wrinkles are gone! Just as importantly, the reason I would also recommend Dr. Summers as unlike Plastic Surgeons I’ve had surgery with in the past, he cared just as much for me and my endless questions or concerns postop as he did before I paid him. He even told me preop that if any wrinkles remained he would stand by his work and get rid of them for free. That is the mark of a truly great Plastic Surgeon. I’d also like to acknowledge Melinda, office manager, the nurses and all the staff for going over and above with great customer service. I’m a fan for life!

– L.H. Verified TrueReview®

L.H.
I had been interested in getting a breast augmentation for over 15 years but was worried about having elective surgery as well as the safety of implants. After I discovered a co-worker had implants and told me about Dr. Summers I took it as a sign. Dr. Summers and his staff were very patient and informative with all the questions and concerns I had. Never once did I feel they dismissed my concerns nor made me feel I was wasting their time with my nervousness. I determined that if I was going to undergo surgery that I would attempt laser liposuction on some stubborn areas on my abs, hips, and thighs. Dr. Summers was very professional and competent but what stood out for me was that he talked to me about diet and lifestyle changes that would be necessary to get the complete results I wanted. I was extremely pleased with the results of my augmentation and feel like the lipo gave me the kick start I needed to get me on the path to making those lifestyle changes. I can easily say I’m now in the best shape of my life! Thank you Dr. Summers!

– Jillian S. Verified TrueReview®

Jillian S.
I am a 35 year old mother of two children. Currently, I am working for a life insurance company via telecommunication. I would like to thank Dr. Adam Summers for having the opportunity to have this procedure. My breast augmentation and breast lift procedure turned out absolutely beautiful. I cannot describe how much better I feel about myself and the self-esteem I have gotten since my surgery. The results are simply amazing.

– Christina S. Verified TrueReview®

Christina S.
My experience with Dr. Summers and his staff was superior. Everyone was very professional and helpful and all were eager to make you feel comfortable.

– Barbara F. Verified TrueReview®

Barbara F.
Dr. Summers was highly recommended to me from two friends who had been his patients in the past. I was not disappointed. He made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. His calm demeanor and knowledge set my mind at ease that he would give me the best results possible. Many women get plastic surgery for various reasons and when I explained my reasons to him, he was non-judgemental and caring. He was very helpful in educating me on the silicone implants that I chose and I trusted that he was going to be the best doctor to do my breast augmentation. My overall experience of plastic surgery was excellent. I have more self-confidence and a better body image thanks to him!

– M. Debault Verified TrueReview®

M.Debault
Dr. Summers was recommended to me by a friend who had breast implants and a tummy tuck at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. She was delighted with the results. When she learned that I was interested in some facial work, she immediately told me that the best cosmetic surgeon in town is Adam Summers. She showed me the work he had done for her and I couldn’t believe how incredible she looked. I couldn’t even find her scars. I asked around some more and it turns out that Dr. Summers has quite a reputation for facelift surgery and is one of the few real experts for injections around the face. After my visit with him today, I had to let everyone know that if you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure or surgery, you MUST visit Dr. Summers at his beautiful medical spa. He offers a complimentary appointment and was right on time. He spent an entire hour with me reviewing my concerns. Although it was late in the day and I know he had been working all day, he was kind and funny (and cute!) and made me feel very comfortable. I had some injections done and I look great. No, I look better than great! Truly, I’m thrilled with the results. This was the first time I had ever had anything done, and Dr. Summers made sure I was comfortable and that it was painless and that I looked just the way I wanted!

– Kathy S. Verified TrueReviews®

Kathy S.
Dr. Summers is always very meticulous and caring when treating me. He answers all of my questions and ensures the best result. He is always available for your concerns.

– Mamie A. Verified TrueReview®

Mamie Ambrose
I just had my one year follow up appointment with Dr. Summers for my rhinoplasty. I couldn’t be happier with my results! My rhinoplasty was customized to suit my face and does not look “cookie cutter”. My nose looks very natural and suits my face significantly better did than the pre-op version. Dr. Summers is extremely talented and has a great eye for detail. He and his support staff were extremely professional and courteous through the entire process. The surgical facility is state-of-the-art, and extremely well maintained. Overall, I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Summers and would recommend him to anyone seeking rhinoplasty.

– Deborah F. Verified TrueReview®

Deborah F.

As the abrasive contacts the skin, a thin layer of dead skin cells is removed from the surface of the skin. The handpiece removes both the dead skin and any residual particles. The procedure exfoliates dry, dull skin, while stimulating circulation and collagen production.

Each microdermabrasion treatment removes one to two layers of dead skin cells, depending on the condition that is being treated. The depth of treatment is controlled through the amount of vacuum, degree of abrasion and the number of passes. Since each microdermabrasion treatment is customized, patients can be treated to obtain specific results at their own comfort levels. Patients typically leave with a smooth, refreshed appearance.

In the comfort of the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa, Dr. Adam Summers personally performs more aggressive microdermabrasion procedures to effectively treat raised scars, depressed scars, and pigmentation disorders. In this case, patients may experience several days of healing as new, fresh skin grows into the area.

Treatable Skin Conditions

The following skin conditions may be improved with microdermabrasion treatments at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center Medical Spa:

  • Visible Aging
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Age Spots
  • Sun Spots
  • Uneven Pigmentation
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Acne
  • Clogged Pores
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Skin Trauma
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks

 

Pre-Treatment

It is important to avoid excess sun exposure for one week prior to a microdermabrasion treatment – sunburned skin will not be treated. All makeup products will be removed prior to the treatment. For maximal comfort, men should shave 1-2 hours prior to the microdermabrasion treatment. Do not perform any home peel, exfoliation scrub, or acid application (e.g. glycolic acid, salysilic acid, lactic acid) for 48 hours prior to the microdermabrasion treatment. Patients with ethnic skin who require aggressive treatments may be started on a skin lightening cream one month prior to the procedure to reduce inflammatory hyperpigmentation responses.

 

Post-Treatment

Some redness is expected after a microdermabrasion treatment – this should dissipate within an hour of the treatment. Frequent use of a soap-free cleanser and a non-comedeogenic moisturizer is recommended. New acne flare-ups may occur after the first treatment or so…if they don’t resolve within 24 hours they should be evaluated for treatment. If bruising is present, use of cool packs (e.g. bags of frozen peas or equivalent) can be helpful – if this occurs, be sure to inform us prior to your next microdermabrasion treatment

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