If you run your hands over your face, does your skin feel soft and smooth or rough? If the latter, the outer layer of your skin may be covered with dead and damaged skin cells that make your complexion dull and uneven. At Dr. Karen Leong's plastic surgery practice in Newport Beach, CA, she offers noninvasive skin resurfacing with microdermabrasion. Quick and effective, microdermabrasion treatments remove the surface layer of dead skin cells, so your complexion is brighter and healthier. This procedure can be used alone or with another treatment, like a dermal filler injection or chemical peel, for more dramatic improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Leong will come up with a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs and complexion goals. We look forward to making your skin look amazing at our location in Newport Beach, CA.
"Dr. Leong has been handling all of my plastic surgery needs since my double Mastectomy back in March. With everything that I’ve been through up to this point she has always been there during any needs that I had. I appreciate her one on one with me and always being there. She does amazing work. I have expanders in now and look forward to my implants in February. Thanks for always being there Dr. Leong!"- J.M. / Yelp / Dec 26, 2019
"Dear Dr. Leong Thank you so much for giving me back my mouth! You are excellent in every way. (Please thank your staff for me, as well.) Best Regards,"- KA / Office Visit / Jul 01, 2020
"Dr. Leong has been handling all of my plastic surgery needs since my double Mastectomy back in March. With everything that I've been through up to this point she has always been there during any needs that I had. I appreciate her one on one with me and always being there. She does amazing work. I have expanders in now and look forward to my implants in February. Thanks for always being there Dr. Leong!"- J.M. / Yelp / Dec 26, 2019
"Breast Implant Removal with Dr Karen Leong at Face N Body Upland: I had my breast implants removed one month ago by Dr Karen Leong. I was recommended by a coworker who had the same procedure done earlier this year with great results. My experience was AMAZING from my first consultation visit through the entire process. The staff at the front desk Amanda, Audrey, and Lisa are very welcoming, sweet, and knowledgeable about any questions you may have. Dr Leong is personable, attentive, and thorough which I think sometimes doctors lack at the beside, but not her! She is willing to answer any and all questions without hesitation. If you are looking into breast implants removal because of "breast implant illness/BII" she is open minded about the new research coming out. I am a nurse myself, so I have been intrigued by so many women's symptoms but awaiting clear researched backed evidence. She takes a similar stance, and overall if you are worried and want them out she will help you without judgment or making you feel like it's "in your head". That being said I was not sick, but had some vague symptoms, capsular contracture, and after 16 years I wanted them removed, not replaced, and without a lift. She heard all of my concerns and was supportive and up to the task. Surgery day was a success! Nurse Monique, the OR team (didn't get their names because I was so nervous and then asleep) and the anesthesiologist Dr Melisa Erick were all beyond good to me, and I am so thankful for their expertise and calming demeanors. Follow-up the day after surgery and throughout recovery I felt closely monitored and cared for. Suture and drain removal were done by nurse Monique and Jennifer and they were caring, professional, skillful, and personable. Overall I really could not be more pleased with my care and results. Dr Leong is a very meticulous surgeon and she was able to remove my entire capsules and provide photos of the capsules and implants which I requested. My results are fantastic and my new (old) breasts look amazing. As I mentioned, I am a nurse, I know many doctors and I can assure you she is top notch! This whole process has been a pleasure and I am so thankful to each and every person at Face N Body who helped me through my journey. You will not be disappointed in your care or procedure if you choose Dr Leong and her staff. Side note: My implants were done in 2003 by a prominent Beverly Hills surgeon who has since passed. I had a consultation in Beverly Hills for removal first since that's what I knew, but I received better care at Face N Body without the drive, inflated cost, and attitude that sometimes comes with the 90210 zip code. Trust me, location does not equal better care. Good Luck on your journey"- K.K. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
"Dr. Karen Leong removed my breast implants and I'm so happy with my results! At my initial consultation I expressed concerns about my symptoms due to breast implant illness /BII. She was very supportive and acknowledged my feelings and symptoms unlike previous surgeons who brushed me off and made me feel like I was crazy. Not only is she beautiful and sweet but also an amazing meticulous surgeon. She removed my entire capsules and showed me pictures of my implants and capsules. My incisions look great and are hardly noticeable now. I am a nurse so I have very high expectations. She exceeded my expectations. She is my plastic surgeon for life!"- J.B. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
Microdermabrasion Ideal Candidates
Microdermabrasion sessions can minimize the look of surface skin blemishes like fine lines, uneven texture, dull skin tone, sun damage, scars, and clogged pores. 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 the skin on your neck, chest, and hands. This procedure should not be performed on skin that has an open wound or if you have a chronic condition, like acne or rosacea.
Microdermabrasion Procedure Technique
Microdermabrasion treatments are completed in our office after a thorough consultation to determine what services will give you your biggest results. For the treatment, you will lie back in a comfortable chair as your skin is prepared. The microdermabrasion handpiece will run along your skin as it polishes and vacuums the debris. While the treatment feels unusual, it not considered painful, so you wouldn't need a numbing cream or topical anesthesia. The microdermabrasion will be applied evenly over the needed areas, with more caution given to 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 moisturizer, selected for your skin type with UV protection, is applied.
What to Expect with Microdermabrasion
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. Leong recommends scheduling these procedures every 4 – 6 weeks. Some of Dr. Leong's patients notice that after treatments, the skincare products they use at home (especially moisturizers) absorb more easily into their skin for better results.
Microdermabrasion Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a microdermabrasion cost?
The fees for microdermabrasion will be discussed with you at your one-on-one consultation in our plastic surgery practice in Newport Beach, CA. As this is an aesthetic treatment, it will be an out-of-pocket expense.
Who can perform a microdermabrasion treatment?
Trained plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and certified medical aestheticians can perform microdermabrasion on your skin. You do not want to have someone that can do more harm than good by giving you this treatment. There are many factors you need to discuss with your microdermabrasion provider, such as what medication you are taking, your health history, your scar history, and if you have any suspicious spots on your face that should never be treated with microdermabrasion. This is not a simple spa treatment for your facial skin and should be performed by a certified medical professional.
I have eczema. Can I get a microdermabrasion treatment?
Eczema and microdermabrasion do not mix well together. Avoid doctors or aestheticians who tell you otherwise. Microdermabrasion should not be performed on anyone with eczema, rosacea, or any other skin condition that is triggered by heat or friction. Again, a certified medical professional would know not to perform this treatment on your skin. It is important to find a plastic surgeon, like Dr. Leong, whom you can trust.
What is the difference between microdermabrasion and a chemical peel?
The main difference between microdermabrasion and a chemical peel is intensity. Light chemical peels and microdermabrasion get similar results but with different techniques. Medium to deep chemical peels are more intense on your skin but will produce dramatic results. Depending on the type of chemical peel you have, it may be a more aggressive treatment than microdermabrasion. If you are interested in both treatments, you can discuss their pros and cons with Dr. Leong at your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $100
- Recovery Time
- No Downtime
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes – 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Smoother Surfaces Ahead
Reveal your healthiest, most radiant face with microdermabrasion skin resurfacing treatments. Schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Leong to find out if you are a candidate for microdermabrasion or other services at our Newport Beach, CA office. We will carefully provide you with microdermabrasion that will polish your skin and give it a fresh start.