If you run your hands over your face, does your skin feel soft and smooth or rough? If rough, the outer layer of your skin may be covered with dead and damaged skin cells that make your complexion dull and uneven. At A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala offers cosmetic services, like noninvasive skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Quick and effective, microdermabrasion treatments remove the surface layer of dead and damaged skin so your complexion is brighter and healthier. This procedure can be used alone or with another procedure, like a dermal filler or chemical peel, for more dramatic improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will come up with a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs and complexion goals.
"Iam in my mid 40's and a mother of one child. I have a very demanding and active job in the medical field. I see woman of all ages complain of the way they look and how their bodies have changed with age, pregnancies and yo- yo dieting. Well I'm one of those women!! Although having one pregnancy it definitely was enough to change my body. I was left with excessive loose skin. Later adding three laparoscopic surgeries, and years of weight loss and weight gain. My tummy became a train wreck!! After years of contemplating surgery I decided it was now time to get my body back. I choose Dr. Mizgala because of her outstanding reputation as a surgeon. I have seen some of her work and talked with patients about their experience and knew she was the Dr. of choice for me. Iam now three months post surgery and feeling wonderful!! I love my new tummy and belly button. I put on a bikini for the first time in over twenty years. My confidence level is higher than it has been in years. For anyone contemplating surgery dont put it off. For me it was a life changing experience."- S. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"Dr. Mizgala is Phenomenal! - I recently had a Tummy Tuck / Liposuction procedure done by Dr. Mizgala and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Dr. Mizgala and her staff a great. They made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions no matter how many I asked and believe me I asked a lot of them. I have never experienced a doctors visit as pleasant and professional as the ones I had with her. She will have my..."- L. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"very knowledgeable and friendly. She really cares about her patient."- L.P. / Google / Jun 21, 2019
"Dr. Mizgala and Her Staff Are the Best in the Business! Dr. Mizgala is the best! I had my initial consultation in August 2018, to discuss excess skin removal on my stomach, back and arms after losing around 140 pounds. I had maintained the weight loss for around 15 years, and my work and financial situation finally made skin removal surgery possible. I knew I was looking at major surgery/ surgeries, and I needed to feel confident and trusting of the person I chose to perform such extensive work on me. I have pre-existing high blood pressure, frequent skin infections and a history of severe nausea and vomiting with anesthesia. I needed a surgeon who appreciated the complexity involved with the amount of skin I needed removed, and who would be able to safely get the results I wanted. I consulted with two other surgeons, and both of those appointments were rushed and quite uninformative. Instead of answering my questions, I was referred to a pamphlet or the internet as I was being shown the door. My consultation with Dr. Mizgala was the exact opposite. I was encouraged and comfortable before I went to the office. Patty, the office manager, was so sweet and helpful when I spoke to her to make my appointment. At the consultation, Dr. Mizgala and I discussed several procedures to get the best results for my body type. She took the time to fully explain the pros and cons of each procedure, the downtime and recovery involved, and the results I could realistically expect. She answered my questions and addressed my concerns with respect and dignity. Together Dr. Mizgala and I came up with a plan of action that would provide the best outcome for me. I never felt rushed or like I was in a sales pitch; I was at ease and I just knew I was in good hands. From that very first day, I have felt safe, comfortable and supported by the entire staff. Every visit since then has just reinforced my feeling of gratitude for having found such a wonderful, caring surgeon and her awesome team. Dr. Mizgala and her staff truly care about their patients’ complete recovery. I had a fleur de lis tummy tuck and radiofrequency assisted liposuction on my neck in November, a bra line back lift in March, and an arm lift in April. I only had one minor wave of nausea between all 3 surgeries; I’ve experienced worse with a 15 minute epidural. I had several feet of incision on my torso and arms with the 3 surgeries. Given my long history of skin infections, it was not surprising that I experienced delayed healing in some areas. Dr. Mizgala saw me every single day, including weekends, and she came to my condo to check on me. She was also a strong advocate in helping me get the care I needed to heal with the best results. I felt her concern and I knew she sincerely cared about my recovery. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Dr. Mizgala and her team have treated me like family throughout this entire process. I never expected this to be such a life-changing experience, inside and out. Dr. Mizgala and her staff’s encouragement helped me to find self-confidence I didn’t even realize I was missing! They all truly care about their patients’ holistic recovery every step of the way. When my life circumstances allowed me the opportunity to have my excess skin removed, this was mostly about the practicality of getting rid of the physical complications caused by the skin while I was still relatively young. I wanted to be able to exercise without having infections and interference from the extra skin, and I wanted to get the extra weight off my back to help my sciatica and hip pain. I got the practical results I was looking for, but the care, support and encouragement of Dr. Mizgala and her staff have given me so much more. I thought this was going to be the last step in my weight loss journey, but it has turned out to be the start of my new life. I’m not afraid to stand up for myself, which is an incredible and priceless surprise. My friends and family see a huge difference in the way I look and carry myself, physically and mentally. I recently turned 45 years old, and I called it my Re-Birth Day. I knew I would have a significant change in my body, but I never dreamed I would have such an incredible mental and emotional transformation so quickly. I have been reborn as a confident, self-assured woman, and I am excited to think about what’s to come in my new life."- L. / RealSelf / May 09, 2019
"Excellent experience - It has been a few years but she was very patient and kind and really cared about me. Her staff was also great. I still recommend people to her even though it’s been overs 5 years. JoAnn Proctor"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
Microdermabrasion sessions can minimize the look of surface skin blemishes, like uneven texture, dull skin tone, fine lines, clogged pores, sun damage, and scars. It is safe and effective for women and men of all skin tone and type that want healthier, clearer skin. These treatments are usually performed on the face, although it can also be great for your hands, neck, and chest.
Microdermabrasion treatments are completed in our comfortable Red Spa after a thorough consultation to determine what services will give you your best results. For the treatment, you will lie back in a comfortable chair as your skin is prepared. The microdermabrasion tool will run along your skin as it polishes and vacuums the debris. While the treatment feels unusual, it is not considered painful so you wouldn't need a numbing cream or local anesthesia. The microdermabrasion will be applied evenly over the needed areas with more caution on the delicate skin around the eyes. As soon as the treatment is over, the skin will be lightly cleansed to remove any residual debris before a soothing masque, selected for your skin type, is applied.
What to Expect
After a microdermabrasion procedure, you can get back to your normal routine as long as you wear sunscreen or another form of sun protection since your skin will be sensitive. Your face should feel smoother and your tone will look brighter. To prolong the benefits, Dr. Mizgala recommends scheduling these procedures every 4 – 6 weeks. Some patients notice that after treatments, the skin care products they use at home absorb more easily into their skin for better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microdermabrasion cost?
Your cost for microdermabrasion will be discussed during your consultation with Robin Brock, our skin care professional. At your consultation, a custom treatment plan will be created. A Woman Plastic Surgeon has specials on treatments, like microdermabrasion, as well as discounted packages if you buy several sessions.
Should I get microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel?
Depending on your complexion and cosmetic goals, Robin Brock will help you determine if microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, or a chemical peel is the best treatment for you. In general, microdermabrasion is a great method for clearing away the surface layer of dead and damaged skin cells so your complexion is smoother and healthier. A light chemical peel produces similar results to microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion or a stronger chemical peel is better if your skin problems are below the surface skin layers.
How should I care for my skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
After your microdermabrasion, you should avoid UV rays (natural sunlight or tanning beds) and protect your skin with sunscreen. To limit redness and irritation after the microdermabrasion, Robin Brock may recommend a customized home skin care program to maintain results long-term.
Can I combine microdermabrasion with other treatments?
Since microdermabrasion is a surface skin treatment, you may consider combining it with other procedures. Many patients combine microdermabrasion with a facial or an injectable wrinkle treatment, like BOTOX. A personalized consultation with Robin Brock and Dr. Mizgala will allow you to make an informed decision and possible combination of procedures to maximally improve your appearance while fitting your budget.
- Average Cost
- $75 - $125
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Uncover your brightest, healthiest face with nonsurgical microdermabrasion skin resurfacing treatments at A Woman Plastic Surgeon. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mizgala and Robin Brock to find out if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion skin resurfacing and other services at our Metairie, LA office.