Blemishes build up on the skin's surface, creating a dull complexion with lines, scars, and spots. At Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, dermabrasion treatments remove the damaged and dead skin from the top layers of your complexion, revealing a younger look with even, clear skin that feels smooth and soft. Aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris in Hinsdale, IL recommends dermabrasion if you want a quick, effective noninvasive treatment that reduces early signs of aging and improves your skin's health. Made to even the texture and tone of your complexion, dermabrasion can be a great treatment to rejuvenate yourself if you're not ready for facial surgery. For more information on dermabrasion, contact Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
Dermabrasion Ideal Candidates
Dermabrasion is a good option for men and women of all ages who want clearer, healthier complexions. Dermabrasion can help improve the look of small facial scars, fine lines, blotches, and spots on your skin. Since dermabrasion removes the damaged outer layers of skin, your face will feel softer, have a more even tone, and look brighter. Many patients also find that following a dermabrasion treatment, skin care products absorb faster and perform better. If you have skin allergies, sensitive skin, or frequent fever blisters and cold sores, dermabrasion may not be appropriate. It's also important to know that dermabrasion should not be done if you have an active skin outbreak, like acne, to prevent an infection. Dermabrasion may be done on the whole face or a small area, as well as the neck, chest, and hands. Dermabrasion treatments may also be combined with other procedures offered at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, such as an injectable treatment or chemical peel, for greater rejuvenation.
Dermabrasion Procedure Technique
Following your consultation, your dermabrasion treatment will be done in our minor procedures room. You can lie back as your skin is prepped and cleaned for the treatment. Local anesthesia is usually given to numb the needed areas prior to the procedure to help you feel more relaxed. Dermabrasion is done with a special tool that spins a rough handpiece against the skin to safely slough off the surface of the skin. Dermablading and dermaplaning work in a similar manner to dermabrasion, but instead, utilizes a dermatome or surgical blade that shaves off the damaged skin. Following the treatment, debris will be removed and a moisturizer or serum will be applied to the needed areas to protect and nourish your skin. You will be able to leave right after the procedure to resume your normal activities.
What to Expect with Dermabrasion
Following dermabrasion, the treated skin may be swollen, red, and irritated similar to a light sunburn; however, this may be treated with over-the-counter pain medications and creams while you heal over the next week. You should be careful to avoid sun exposure and regularly apply sunscreen to your skin because the fresh skin that is revealed by dermabrasion will be sensitive. Many people notice clearer skin that feels smoother — this should only get better as the skin begins to heal. To maintain your results, speak with Dr. Kouris about how frequently you can schedule dermabrasion and other treatments to achieve your goals.
Dermabrasion Frequently Asked Questions
How much does dermabrasion cost?
Your cost for dermabrasion will vary based on the areas you're getting done. Once your custom plan is developed during your consultation, your aesthetician will discuss your costs. Since dermabrasion treatments have the best results if they are performed regularly, you might consider purchasing a package. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery also has special offers every month on treatments so check our website or ask about current offerings when scheduling your appointment.
What's the difference between dermabrasion, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion?
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are both aggressive resurfacing treatments, which can improve blemishes and correct age-related problems. The main difference between dermaplaning and dermabrasion is the tool used. Dermabrasion uses a mechanical tool that rubs a material, like sandpaper, against your skin. Dermaplaning (sometimes known as dermablading) is performed with a dermatome, which is a small blade that is used to remove dead cells and damaged skin. Microdermabrasion is a milder version of dermabrasion that is best to remove the top layer of dead skin cells for smoother, softer skin.
Should I get dermabrasion or a chemical peel?
During your consult, your aesthetician will assess your complexion and listen to your needs and wants. From there, they will explain whether a chemical peel or dermabrasion is best for your needs. A medium to deep chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment is effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sun damage, and uneven texture. You might discover that you prefer one treatment more or that your skin tolerates one better. Talk to your aesthetician about your skin's health and history, including allergies or past reactions.
Is dermabrasion painful?
Based on the depth of your dermabrasion, your aesthetician may suggest a numbing cream or local anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your appointment. Following your treatment, once the anesthesia wears off, the treated area(s) may tingle, sting, or feel like you have a mild sunburn. We will go over post-treatment skin care, like how often to apply ointments. Any discomfort along with redness and swelling should subside quickly as your skin heals and your results become visible.
Can I combine dermabrasion with other treatments?
Typically, we don't suggest getting dermabrasion with another resurfacing procedure (for example, laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel). However, you might consider getting a facial or injectable wrinkle treatment with a dermabrasion treatment. Tell your aesthetician about your goals during your consult so they can create a plan that matches all your needs.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smooth Out Your Skin
Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery believes in enhancing your natural appearance to optimize your confidence. Noninvasive dermabrasion can uncover a healthier complexion with reduced scars, spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and early signs of damage. At your initial consultation with Dr. George Kouris, you will get a better explanation of the dermabrasion process, plus an examination of your complexion to determine your best treatment plan. To get started down the path toward healthier, clearer skin, contact our Hinsdale, IL office to learn more about the benefits of dermabrasion and plan your treatment.