When you touch your face, does your complexion feel smooth and soft or rough, like sandpaper? If rough, the top skin layer may be cluttered with dead skin cells that are making your complexion uneven and dull. At Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL, board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris performs medical spa services, like nonsurgical skin resurfacing using microdermabrasion. Fast and effective, microdermabrasion removes the outer layer of damaged and dead skin so your face is healthier and brighter. This procedure may be performed on its own or along with a complementary cosmetic treatment, such as a chemical peel or dermal filler, for greater results. At your initial consultation, Dr. Kouris will create a unique treatment plan for your specific skin concerns and cosmetic goals.
"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
Microdermabrasion Ideal Candidates
Microdermabrasion treatments may improve the appearance of blemishes on the skin's surface, including dull skin tone, fine lines, uneven texture, clogged pores, scars, and sun damage. It is safe for people of every skin type and tone that would like clearer, healthier skin. These treatments are most often used on the face, but it may also benefit the skin on your hands, neck, and chest. This procedure shouldn't be used on skin with an open wound or a chronic skin condition, such as rosacea or acne.
Microdermabrasion Procedure Technique
Microdermabrasion is performed at our office following a consultation to decide what procedures will provide the best results. During the treatment, you will be asked to relax in a treatment chair as your face is cleaned and prepared. The microdermabrasion handpiece will pass over your skin as the tool both exfoliates and sucks up the crystals and dead skin. Although the process may feel odd, it should not be uncomfortable so you shouldn't need a local anesthetic or numbing cream. The microdermabrasion treatment will be performed evenly in the chosen areas but with extra care and sensitivity around the eyes. Once the process is complete, your skin will be cleaned to get rid of any residue before a moisturizer, chosen for your skin's needs, with sun protection is massaged into the skin.
What to Expect with Microdermabrasion
Following your microdermabrasion treatment, you may resume your regular activities, but you need to apply some form of sun protection since your baby-like skin will be susceptible to sun damage. The treated areas will feel softer and the tone should be brighter and more even. To maintain your results, Dr. Kouris suggests getting a microdermabrasion treatment once every 4 – 6 weeks. Many Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery patients feel that after microdermabrasion treatments, their home skin care products (particularly lotions and creams) soak easily into the skin for more effective results.
Microdermabrasion Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
The price for microdermabrasion treatments can be talked about in your first appointment with a skin care technician. After you discuss your needs and they assess your complexion, your personal microdermabrasion treatment plan can be made. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery often has specials on skin treatments, including microdermabrasion, and discounts if you buy a package with several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Based on your concerns and aesthetic goals, a skin care technician will help you decide if microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion is the right procedure. In a nutshell, microdermabrasion clears away the outer layer of damaged and dead skin cells to make your complexion look smoother and healthier. You can get these same results from a light chemical peel. A stronger chemical peel or dermabrasion can help if your concerns are deeper. Recovery time might also help you decide which procedure you prefer because microdermabrasion causes minimal downtime.
How often should I get microdermabrasion treatments?
To start, you may need anywhere from 5 – 12 microdermabrasion sessions scheduled about 2 – 4 weeks apart to rejuvenate your complexion. After that, you may move to appointments every 1 – 2 months to maintain the health of your skin. In your initial consultation, your technician can create a treatment plan with suggestions for your skin's goals that plan out when you need to schedule your next appointment.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Following your microdermabrasion treatment, you are encouraged to limit your activity for the rest of the day to give your skin time to rest and heal. You need to avoid direct exposure to UV rays (tanning beds and natural sunlight) and shield your complexion with sunscreen. To minimize swelling and redness following the procedure, Dr. Kouris might suggest a special serum or other skin product.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
You may consider combining microdermabrasion with another procedure since it is a surface skin treatment. You may get microdermabrasion along with an injectable (BOTOX or Juvéderm) or as part of a facial. Please be open about all your aesthetic needs in your initial consultation so your technician is able to create a treatment plan that reaches all your cosmetic goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $80 - $125
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Show off your clearest, healthiest complexion with noninvasive microdermabrasion treatments at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kouris to learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion or other skin treatments at our Hinsdale, IL office.